Articles

Maryanne bowring

17/01/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Less than a quarter of leaseholders self manage

New results reveal less than a quarter of leaseholders self manage A recent survey conducted by Leaseholder Support.co.uk at the Ideal Home Exhibition reveals that only 12 percent of leaseholders that attended the show self manage their property. 78 per cent of t...

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Maryanne bowring

01/12/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Should you move or improve?

Growing families, changing circumstances or just simply the need for a change are the key reasons for a new home. In many cases it is significantly cheaper to extend your own home rather than spend money on a bigger house, stamp duty, estate agent fees and mor...

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Maryanne bowring

01/02/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Ask the experts

Your questions answered by our local property experts Q I'm thinking about selling my property, should I have an open house? A The answer will depend on a number of factors. An open house will work better for houses than for flats, unless they have their own s...

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Maryanne bowring

31/10/2008
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Small blocks of flats that self-manage can save money

Small blocks of flats that are paying full management costs can save money by self-managing their property with Block Care 200, says Leaseholdersupport.co.uk. Block Care 200 is the UK's first online Accountant and Property Manager designed to assist leaseholders with...

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Maryanne bowring

28/06/2006
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Freedom from the freeholder

Clubbing together to buy the freehold for the flats in your block can be a good move, but there are many hoops to jump through, writes Jeremy Davies. Flat owners can group together to buy the freehold in ...

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Wilmslow express

25/01/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Leaseholders not inspired to manage homes

Leaseholders property has long been the poor relation of freehold, but government legislation giving leaseholders the right to manage their own property doesn't seem to be grabbing the imagination. A survey at the Ideal Home Exhibition showed that only 12 percent ...

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Estates gazette

06/11/2010
Author : Peter Bill

The price for pre-application advice is likely to rocket, but Mr Flatie can cut the cost of crazy leaseholders

If FIFA president Sepp Blatter were to demand £2,000 from the FA every time he met with general secretary Alex Horne to discuss how England might win the 2018 World Cup vote on 2nd December, even Blatter would not survive the furore. Yet £2,000 is about the average ...

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Croydon advertiser

03/11/2006
Author : Croydon Advertiser

Net property

Net property Leaseholders who want to buy the freehold of their properties now have expert advice available at the touch of a keyboard. A new website “ www.leaseholdersupport.co.uk provides a one-stop-shop for property management advice. The service costs ...

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06/04/2008
Author : Andrew Frieze

How to get a whole new lease of life

By ANDREW FRIEZE Do you live in a leasehold property? If you do, did you know you can legally claim a 90-year extension of the lease without any increase in ground rent? This important right takes effect after you've been in the property for two years, but man...

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Maryanne bowring

01/03/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Ask the experts (Property Square)

Question: My block of flats has recently acquired the freehold and we have opted to self manage. We are having difficulty with a resident who has defaulted service charge payments. At the last block residents meeting, it was suggested we take legal action, would ...

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Events

Freehold Purchase Seminar (6-14th Oct, 2006) Leaseholders in small blocks of flats not only have the right to manage their own blocks, they are also able to collectively purchase the freehold, adding value to their homes.

Leasehold Extension Seminar (6-14th Oct, 2006) Leases are getting shorter and loan to value rations are being affected. Lenders are relucant to lend on a short lease property. Subjects covered include: extending lease, tracking down a relucant or absent landlord and adding value to home.

The Right to Manage Seminar (6-14th Oct, 2006) The freeholder would generally manage your block of flats at a cost to you. In 2002 it became possible for leaseholders to claim the right to manage their own blocks without having to prove fault in the feeholder or the managing agent. Find out more from Mary-Anne Bowring.