8 Questions to ask before buying a flat
Before we exchange contracts on our dream flat, Mary-Anne Bowring, founder of leaseholdersupport.co.uk, reminds us of those extra questions we need to answer to. What are you buying? Find out whether the flat has a share of freehold or not, and how long is lef...Read More
Around the houses - We look at the problems encountered when trying to sell a flat
When trying to sell a property, the neighbours can make a big impression, good or bad, on your potential buyers. This is never more true than when marketing a flat in a shared block, as the actions of neighbours can make or break a sale. Mary-Anne Bowring, founder d...Read More
The ultimate awards guide
The Negotiator Awards 2011 have launched with a bang, boasting another esteemed judging panel and a wide range of categories to ensure we recognise agency excellence at every level. Here, we outline the benefits of being involved. It's easy for the general to pub...Read More
Buy-to-let investors face extinction? What will the world look like?
Why do we continue to criticize house builders for selling to buy-to-let investors? Is that not PRS (private rented sector)? Apart from trophy properties in Zone 1 the overwhelming majority of buy-to-let properties are bought to be occupied, lived in by someone,...Read More
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.