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Leasehold Houses and Ground Rents

Many people will have seen yesterday’s announcement  by Sajid Javid that ground rents will be banned for new leasehold houses and that the government are going to look at consulting on this and other issues. This is an issue that we at B&S have been aware of and commenting on for some time. In particular… Read more »

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London “Divorce Capital of the World” – a warning to overseas workers

London remains an attractive destination for overseas professionals, especially those in the banking and financial sectors. While some financial institutions talk about moving their operations out of London to other European cities because of the uncertainty of Brexit, London will almost certainly remain a major financial hub and be attractive to overseas professionals. Many of… Read more »

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The Crown Estate – new leases in Crown Land

The Crown Estate holds the freehold to a significant number of properties that are subject to residential leases. Leaseholders who are resident on the Crown Estate often have the benefit of living in some of most attractive properties, the majority of which are in an around London whether around the Royal Parks, Victoria Park or… Read more »

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What is a recognised Tenants’ Association?

Leaseholders who want a greater voice in the management of their building may want to think about forming a Tenants’ Association. A Tenants’ Association can be set up by a group of leaseholders who own leases from the same landlord / freeholder on similar terms. Forming an Association is a good way for the flat… Read more »

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Leasehold Property and Alterations

The website ‘Property 118’ has published Mark Chick’s article on leasehold property and alterations. If you own a leasehold flat or house or commercial premises and want to do works, you should read this first. A link to the article appears below: https://www.property118.com/leasehold-property-alterations/99492/ If you would like to discuss any leasehold issues by all means… Read more »

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Where should notice be served?

In this article Mark Chick takes a look at the case of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council v Tanna and the question of whether service on the registered proprietor will be good service. Click here for further details. If you have a query about leasehold issues then please contact leasehold@bishopandsewell.co.uk or call 020 7631 4141 and ask… Read more »

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