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    We have a flat in a listed building. The management company have decided they do not want tenants as they want owner occupiers. As a result they are saying they must give their consent before tenants are allowed and the tenants have less rights then owner occupiers for example they are not allowed pets but owners are. In addition they have boarded up the lift as the director lives on the first floor and likewise have not removed asbestos from the roof space. The property is being run as his own fiefdom - he has installed cctv without permission and is demanding details of all tenants and an admin fee. The leasehold provides for the structure to be maintained with no distinction between tenants/occupiers. What can be done?

    #2
    Are the lessees the freeholder?
    Are you a lessee or the tenant of a lessee?
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      Think this should be re-directed to another forum for a better response.

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        #4
        - Asbestos does not always (or even usually) have to be removed
        - What is the CCTV looking at and who has access to it. Sometimes it is a good thing
        - He cannot demand what is not in the lease(s) - politely decline to non-adherence to the lease
        - Why was the lift boarded. What does the lease say about the lift? What happened?
        - Often leases do say things about who can occupy the property - are you sure it says nothing at all.

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          #5
          Originally posted by ash72 View Post
          Think this should be re-directed to another forum for a better response.
          Why? Possibly to another sub-forum within this forum.

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            #6
            Originally posted by AndrewDod View Post
            Why? Possibly to another sub-forum within this forum.
            Unusually, each of what I would consider a sub-forum is a forum in this site (and presumably hosting software).

            So the long leasehold "section" is a different forum to this one, even though that's a bit odd.
            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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              #7
              If you can get support from more than 50% of leaseholders in the block, then set up a RTM company to run the service charge account.

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                #8
                We are leaseholders. We rent out to tenants. There is a management company which has been set up to administer the leasehold. The problem is that the director enforces arbitrary rules in conflict with the leasehold wording. The management company's decisions are then put through management company which is ARMA accredited but they merely act as mouthpiece to the company. As we live far away it is difficult for us to get to the AGMs ( but we will be on it for sure in future) If it comes to it we will challenge any rulings in court. I guess it is a matter of company rather than leasehold law if the directors are acting ultra vires, I am not sure if I can use the complaints procedure against the Arma managers if they are implementing rules contrary to the leasehold on behalf of the management company? I'll try and find the long lease section...

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