Tim Bishop

What You Need To Know About Enfranchisement For Freeholders

June 4, 2014

If you own the freehold of one or more block of flats, you will know how many things there are to keep track of and how there are also many legal issues and problems that can occur between you and the leaseholders. However, have you considered what would happen if the leaseholders got together and […]

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Extending The Lease On Your Flat: What Are The Milestones?

December 6, 2013

If you are a leaseholder on a flat in the UK, you could be eligible to extend your lease (usually, you must have owned the flat for a minimum of two years), but there are many different things to consider when asking for a lease extension, and they all depend on the value of your […]

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Problems with Your Property Transaction: Your Solicitor Negligence Claim

December 3, 2013

Property transactions can involve an incredibly complex process and they usually involve a significant amount of money – which is why every year in the UK, people ask for advice from specialist solicitors to help them with their property needs. Unfortunately, there is always scope for human error to occur during this process, and therefore, […]

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Armed Forces Home Ownership Scheme: What Is It And How Can It Help You?

October 15, 2013

Update – the Armed Forces Home Ownership Scheme was replaced in April 2014 by the Forces Help To Buy Scheme . If you’re currently serving in the military, you could be eligible to apply for the Armed Forces Home Ownership Scheme – also known as AFHOS. This is a scheme that was introduced to help […]

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Disputes over Service Charges

August 15, 2013

Leases will almost inevitably involve service charges of some kind which leaseholders should be aware of when buying the lease. This doesn’t stop service charges causing a huge number of arguments between leaseholders and freeholder though and it is therefore important that individuals are aware of the channels they can use to challenge service charges […]

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Advice for Leaseholders: Your Right to Manage Your Block

August 14, 2013

In the UK, long leaseholders (leaseholders with a lease originally granted for 21 years or more) can attempt to assume management responsibilities for the building they live in if they are dissatisfied with the performance of the freeholder. Leaseholders hoping to do this will first need to set up a ‘Right to Manage Company’ and […]

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Renting business premises – frequently asked questions

July 11, 2013

How long should I rent for? A commercial lease is rarely granted for longer than 10 or 15 years and there is often a tenant break clause option from the beginning of year five, enabling you to terminate the lease. Try and negotiate a break clause if there is not one and also check the […]

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