Welcome to Leasehold Life, created from my experiences of having an absent freeholder, no managing agent and the best part of 20 years of sustained neglect to my home. I'm Sharon Crossland AIRPM and with 18 out of 22 flats sublet I also deal extensively with the PRS. Leasehold Life also contains specialist contributions by top industry professionals and summarised leasehold case law is provided by Barrister Jonathan Upton of Tanfield Chambers.
Better leaseholder education and improvements to how managing agents communicate with their leaseholders are urgently required if the leasehold sector is to provide a long-term solution to the UK’s housing needs, according to the findings of the first-ever independent national survey of the sector. With two-thirds (65%) of leaseholders taking part in the survey saying they would welcome more information on their rights, options and obligations, policy makers have been given a clear indication that improvements are needed, but it raises questions over whether it is a public or private sector responsibility to change and provide the much-needed training and support.
Leasehold Life is very proud to introduce not only a new guest contributor but a new company, under80. who specialise in providing a tailored and bespoke service to leaseholders who have 80 years or less on their leases. Founded by Managing Director Colin Horton BSc (Hons), Peter Rudd AIRPM, and Head of Operations, breaks down what happens when this crucial point is reached.
This is an age old question that comes up regularly in the months after a leasehold purchase, when managing agents/landlord’s chase arrears, complete the annual service charge accounts and issue deficit invoices. Leasehold Life is very pleased to introduce new guest contributor Chris Alexander to explain further. Chris is a property litigation solicitor at SA Law LLP and also writes the Leasehold Lawyer Blog.
Leasehold Life is very proud to publish this exclusive article from Mark Chick, property expert, specialist leasehold solicitor and a Partner at Bishop & Sewell LLP. He is also a Director of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners, regularly writes and lectures on leasehold issues and has appeared on national television commenting on leasehold matters. The leaseholdinfo and the Leasehold Reform News websites are also written by Mark and here he addresses a lot of 'consumer concerns' arising when people want to buy a short lease flat and then need to serve notice.
Leasehold Life is very pleased to publish another article from Katie Cohen, Partner at Solicitors Child & Child (who was, at the time of writing, a Partner at JPC Law). This time Katie is focusing on acquiring the freehold from a bankrupt individual.
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