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  1. Hi all, Really hope someone can provide some guidance here. My greedy freeholder wants to charge me £130 for our sublet. Fortunately, I listened to episode 228 the day after receiving the letter from them and was encouraged to hear Rob thoughts that this was outrageous and a fair price would be £40. I printed off the template provided and sent it off to the freeholder. Last week, I got a response (attached). Basically they're saying they're well within their rights to charge what they want and quote some other cases where similar
  2. I am currently part exchanging my apartment with a developer in order to buy a house from them. They have stated they require a Deed of Variation to change the lease because of a similar issue. My ground rent is £250pa, which turns the 141 years left on the lease in to an AST lease. So they want me to pay for the change of the lease so that the ground rent falls in line with the 0.1% mark, making it £180pa. I have no idea if the freeholder will accept this, and if they don’t whether the developer will pull out of my PX? Any help would be appreciated! Dan
  3. Does anyone have experience of Comptons as managing agent and freeholder, some poor reviews in the web. I’m looking at a property where they run the management company and I think think they own the freehold. The communal areas look well maintained but there are a couple of issues. Thanks
  4. Hello everyone! I wonder if anyone has any experience or knowledge about my situation: I'm currently in the process of applying to our freeholder for permission to change the use of a very small (21 sq M) commercial unit into a residential studio flat. Its zone 2, London. He is asking for 15% of the uplift value in exchange for granting permission. Calculation: End value of new residential studio minus original value of commercial unit plus refurb costs. 15% of that total. We will be aiming for as high spec as possible (appropriate to size) to gain maximum valuation for re-f
  5. Hi Everyone, I am in process of letting a flat, previously my own home, in Manchester City Centre. I wrote to the freeholder for consent to let, who requested £120+VAT to process a Notice of Underletting. Right on cue, I got Rob's Property Geek's Newsletter advising about the recent tribunal case which ruled they cannot charge more than £40+VAT. Following the advise, I replied to my freeholder, referring to the tribunal case and offering to pay £40+VAT. After a 2 week wait I finally got a response saying that as my lease states "a reasonable registration fee i
  6. Can anyone help me with the following problem.... I own a tenanted but low value upstairs leasehold flat in a converted house of two flats. The downstairs flat has been empty for a number of years and is in disrepair due to a fire. It is boarded up and the council are aware of the situation although they say it's not dangerous. The owner is missing and bought the property without a mortgage. I think he will still be in the local area and probably out of work or in prison. I have contacted the freeholder's solicitors and received the following reply.... Further to our tele
  7. Has anyone ever dealt with the above company? They are collecting ground rent for my freeholder, but they are very elusive. They do not have a phone number and dont reply to emails.
  8. I desperately need help! I will keep it brief. My partner and I are selling up, releasing the equity to start to build up a property portfolio. Nine months ago, we accepted an offer on our property. The lady who offered on our property owned a leasehold flat in London and had a cash buyer, so, ideally everything should have ran smoothly! She is now on her third cash buyer! The problem, her freeholder. He will not sign off the property plans which had to be re-drawn as they were lost (however the new plans match the land registry plans)?! He has continually objected plans, disputed plans, and w
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