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LEASE 2013/14 training programme
For training on residential leasehold law.
Section 20 Consultation
Service charges for residential leaseholders
Tackling bad management
Courses can be fully tailored to your requirements.
- The First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
- Property Chamber - getting ready for 1 July, changes to forms and notices
- New advice service for park homes
- LEASE Conference 2013
- Gathering information on service charges - ways to enforce your rights
- When are service charge costs incurred? Court of Appeal decision in OM Property Management v Burr
- I am in dispute with my landlord but I do not want to go to Court or Tribunal. Is there an alternative?
- How can I find out what my service charge is being used for?
- My neighbours are very noisy and it is affecting the enjoyment of my property. What can I do?
- My landlord has carried out Section 20 consultation but I am still unhappy about the service charges I'm being asked to pay. What can I do?
- I own the freehold of a leasehold house. The leaseholder wants to buy the freehold. Do I have to sell it to them?
- What happens when my lease runs out?
- What happens if I breach the terms of my lease?
- My landlord has not demanded ground rent for several years. Can he still demand it?
This does not set out to be a comprehensive, approved or recommended list. Other practitioners not on the list may also be able to assist you. Those applying for inclusion on the list pay a fee; confirm their areas of competence in residential leasehold when applying; and agree to the terms and conditions. Inclusion in the list does not constitute a recommendation by the Leasehold Advisory Service.
Please note: The companies below are filed in alphabetical order. The position in the list is no indication of the quality of service. Also, some companies provide a national service and do not just operate locally to their head office.
When appointing a professional adviser it is most important that he or she should be both familiar with the legislation and have relevant experience in the field. It is suggested that you talk to several practices before you appoint an adviser.
The following checklist of questions might be useful:
- How familiar is the practice with leasehold legislation?
- How many instructions have they dealt with that require knowledge of leasehold legislation and good practice?
- Can they refer you to a satisfied client?
- What is the fee structure for the work?
- Any competent practice should be able to respond satisfactorily. If not, or if they are reluctant to provide references or be firm on likely fees - go elsewhere.
Please select the type of external advisor and the region that you require:
Would you like your company to be listed in the LEASE directory? See details of the application process.
A recent survey of LEASE non-professional customers found that 82% of respondents would use the LEASE directory to find a professional in the leasehold sector.