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  • michelle230
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    Originally posted by eagle2 View Post
    Esther McVey is a perfect choice, she was brave enough to stand up and then resign from the previous cabinet over the Brexit deal. I have every confidence in her to recognise and propose the changes which need to be made.
    Yikes Eagle! That is indeed an optimistic outlook. In this instance your cup is half full whereas mine is half empty on this occasion!
    Let's hope you are proved right and I am wrong 🙂

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  • michelle230
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    Originally posted by Section20z View Post

    They may have renewed their website at great (public) expense but sadly it still gives incorrect legal advice. For example it clearly states that a Landlord can apply to FTT for appointment of a manager. He can't.
    useless bunch of t.......
    Quite!
    Scary to think of how much their incorrect advice could (and has) cost leaseholders who act on advice given by LEASE

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  • eagle2
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    Esther McVey is a perfect choice, she was brave enough to stand up and then resign from the previous cabinet over the Brexit deal. I have every confidence in her to recognise and propose the changes which need to be made.

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  • Gordon999
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    Originally posted by Gordon999 View Post
    Yes, I was watching TV Channel 232 ( Parliament) today and saw Borus say that leaseholders are being cheated.

    I hope the Ministers Robert Jenrick and Esther McVey in MHCLG have noted this reply and introduce real changes including punishing the cheaters .
    It seems the Daily Mirror calls Ester McVey is worrying choice .

    "Esther McVey is back in government for the third time - as the Tories' ninth Housing Minister in nine years.

    It's a job of grave seriousness, responsible for the re-cladding of hundreds of unsafe tower blocks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    So campaigners may be unnerved by the appointment of bullish Ms McVey - a true-blue Tory who's not exactly known for subtlety - to the sensitive role".

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politi...ecord-11831140

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  • Section20z
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    Originally posted by DCAAA View Post
    I respect your post, and your comment to me to 'move on' I do understand. But, LEASE have had to get their act together since the Law Commission investigation in to the leasehold scandal and prove that they can look out for leaseholders,so,as a result of this their website has been renewed, and ,not cheaply by the looks of it, (tax Payers money funded). I'm sure most people in this conversation know that LEASE have acted on behalf of (given advice) and trained Landlord/freeholders to make as much money as they can from leaseholders...so, there is that...Certainly in my case I was given extremely bad advice which was examined whilst with me by Tan Dhesi MP and Clive Betts MP who both agreed, it sadly lacking. we will all have different experiences and these forums are a great way to air and discuss them, so now I have fully aired and explained, I will move on, now I have made that decision and you have not made it for me! Just saying!
    They may have renewed their website at great (public) expense but sadly it still gives incorrect legal advice. For example it clearly states that a Landlord can apply to FTT for appointment of a manager. He can't.
    useless bunch of t.......

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  • Gordon999
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    Yes, I was watching TV Channel 232 ( Parliament) today and saw Borus say that leaseholders are being cheated.

    I hope the Ministers Robert Jenrick and Esther McVey in MHCLG have noted this reply and introduce real changes including punishing the cheaters .

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  • michelle230
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    Boris has already been questioned today in Parliament by Sir Peter Bottomley, about leasehold reform. Boris responded by agreeing that he is aware of the situation and that "leaseholders are being cheated".

    Yes..Yes.. I know..

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  • Gordon999
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    The new Housing Secretary ( MHCLG) is Robert Jenrick , MP Newark who replaces James Brokenshire MP. .

    Also Esther McVey iMP s appointed a Secretary of State in MHCLG, But I don't know if she is the Minister to replace Heather Wheeler MP and deal with leasehold reform and doubling of ground rents etc..

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  • DCAAA
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    I respect your post, and your comment to me to 'move on' I do understand. But, LEASE have had to get their act together since the Law Commission investigation in to the leasehold scandal and prove that they can look out for leaseholders,so,as a result of this their website has been renewed, and ,not cheaply by the looks of it, (tax Payers money funded). I'm sure most people in this conversation know that LEASE have acted on behalf of (given advice) and trained Landlord/freeholders to make as much money as they can from leaseholders...so, there is that...Certainly in my case I was given extremely bad advice which was examined whilst with me by Tan Dhesi MP and Clive Betts MP who both agreed, it sadly lacking. we will all have different experiences and these forums are a great way to air and discuss them, so now I have fully aired and explained, I will move on, now I have made that decision and you have not made it for me! Just saying!

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  • fos333
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    Originally posted by michelle230 View Post

    Ok Eagle ok. Let's draw a line under this. I've got lots of things to do between now and death.
    Truce.
    DCAAA I would ask you respect the above post and move on.

    As somebody who has had to invest over 4 years in various issues, all arising from actions by our previous managing agent I can state I have received valid advice from LEASE and also on numerous occasions much appreciated advice from eagle2.

    I have also in the past had contact with LKP and am supportive of the issues that they continue to bring to the attention of the government and those in support of them.

    There can be no definitive answer to all leasehold issues and I believe my issues arise through the non regulation of managing agents and a bias from an invested organisations, be that RICS or the now defunct Ombudsman Services Property. These organisations receive money from the agents for their membership and consequently find it very difficult to regulate them either due to threats to leave or to take legal action against them.

    You need only to google ARMA and their decision to become a secondary regulator.

    So in conclusion different leaseholders, with different issues will receive valued advice from various outlets.

    In support of LEASE who have helped me in the past they are now offering on line support for RMC/RTM that wish to self manage.

    And finally thanks to eagle2 for the contribution he has made in the past to my posts.

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  • DCAAA
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    Originally posted by eagle2 View Post
    There are several organisations which have highlighted the need for leasehold reform, including newspapers, magazines, television and radio and it is entirely wrong to single out or credit any one of them. The problem is not new, it existed long before some other organisations were formed.
    BUT, these other organisations have been stimulated by NLC and LKP's work and constant badgering at Government to do something about the leasehold tenure. Do not forget just how long LKP have been at it! and I say again, they are a charity!! come on Eagle you can not dispute that fact!

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  • DCAAA
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    Originally posted by Leaseholdscandal View Post

    Could you please expand more about LKP. Leasehold Knowledge Partnership have been instrumental in the leasehold reform work.
    I can tell you, that, without LKP and National leasehold Campaign for that matter, leaseholders would be nowhere further forward in their fight to get justice and proper humane treatment from their landlords! From my personal experience of the help they have given me, and I stress, GIVEN, for no fee, They have been amazing pool of knowledge and support. I got none of this when I contacted the Government run LEASE, not only no good advice, but BAD 'advice' that if I had taken would have been a disaster for my family. ( I gave my evidence of this to the select committee), who were not impressed by LEASE's performance! So, give me NLC and LKP any day!

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  • michelle230
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    Originally posted by eagle2 View Post
    There are several organisations which have highlighted the need for leasehold reform, including newspapers, magazines, television and radio and it is entirely wrong to single out or credit any one of them. The problem is not new, it existed long before some other organisations were formed.
    Ok Eagle ok. Let's draw a line under this. I've got lots of things to do between now and death.
    Truce.

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  • eagle2
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    There are several organisations which have highlighted the need for leasehold reform, including newspapers, magazines, television and radio and it is entirely wrong to single out or credit any one of them. The problem is not new, it existed long before some other organisations were formed.

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  • michelle230
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    Originally posted by eagle2 View Post

    Sorry but I disagree, the constant reference to one organisation is a form of advertising, there are other organisations which represent leaseholders and there should be a reasonable balance on this forum. My comments have been directed at one contributor who has admitted to making an incorrect statement twice, Some of the outrageous statements needed to be corrected. There is absolutely nothing wrong in raising old issues again, it just needs to be put into perspective. It is far too early to start celebrating yet, the tone of the Chair of the Select Committee should be considered carefully. I shall be one of the first to celebrate if and when real changes are made for the benefit of leaseholders but lets not get carried away at this stage,
    Only "constant referencing" has been done by youself.
    By the way The Organisation that Shall Not Be Named" is not a business so why are you bringing up advertising??
    The Organisation that Shall Not Be Named" voluntarily give hours if their time free to support distressed leaseholders.
    As previously suggested - perhaps do some research before commenting.

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  • Reply to Unauthorised lease variation
    by Stacker
    Macromia whilst I am sure you are trying to help you fully do not understand the situation so you cant really make such sweeping generalized statements.
    I understand that the lease is a legal contract between the landlord and the leaseholders. Its pretty clear what the leaseholders should be doing....
    15-07-2020, 18:01 PM
  • Unauthorised lease variation
    by Stacker
    Lease requires all leaseholders to pay lessor service charges for insurance so sneaky managing agent tried to get leaseholders to pay broker directly which is an unusual arrangement where its not landlord and tenant and insurance is not paid via service charges to lessor.Could this be classed as an...
    13-07-2020, 23:14 PM
  • Reply to License to Alter Premium Query
    by jazzythumper
    Thanks for all your help LC



    I spoke to The Leasehold Advisory Service, and have come to the conclusion that we should try and propose / negotiate the following.

    We note that the you are trying to charge us £15k for the premium to build an extension to our property....
    15-07-2020, 16:49 PM
  • License to Alter Premium Query
    by jazzythumper
    We previously extended our leasehold flat with a kitchen extension and separate summerhouse, we had the amount that this would increase the value of our flat valued by a chartered surveyor and paid a premium that was approximately 1/3 of the value for the license to alter to be granted.

    ...
    09-07-2020, 11:26 AM
  • Reply to License to Alter Premium Query
    by jazzythumper
    The £15k is the total uplift in value, not profit....
    15-07-2020, 15:39 PM
  • Reply to License to Alter Premium Query
    by Lawcruncher
    You are in the classic situation of someone who has rights which can only be enforced by action which risks legal costs wholly disproportionate to any benefit which may be obtained.

    I think the first step is to put the landlord right on the law quoting section 19(2) of the Landlord and...
    15-07-2020, 11:18 AM
  • Reply to License to Alter Premium Query
    by Lawcruncher
    There are two possibilities:

    1. The lease has an absolute prohibition on making the alterations the leaseholder wants to carry out. If that is the case there is no obligation on the landlord to give consent. He can demand whatever premium he wants and the leaseholder either accepts or he...
    15-07-2020, 10:56 AM
  • Reply to License to Alter Premium Query
    by Section20z
    Just do it, let them try and sue you.
    15-07-2020, 07:29 AM
  • Reply to License to Alter Premium Query
    by trespas
    The £15k you mentioned above - is that the ‘profit’ from doing the works, or the total uplift in value? I.e. is it that your extension costs are, for example, £10k, and the total estimated increase in property value is £25k, and it’s the profit on which that they’re demanding the premium?...
    15-07-2020, 06:52 AM
  • Reply to Unauthorised lease variation
    by Macromia
    Unfortunately I still have no idea real understanding of what the problem is, or what it is that you feel that you need to achieve - because you're not explaining this.




    Let's be clear:
    The lease has NOT been varied - so you can forget about that idea.
    ...
    15-07-2020, 06:25 AM
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