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    Petition- improve regulation of leasehold management

    Hi. There's a e-petition on it's way to 10 Downing Street regarding the regulation of management over long leaseholders. Hopefully if enough people sign then maybe the Government will help cease poor business practices in this sector & save many angry leaseholders the stress & expense of applying to the tribunal. Fingers crossed!

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ProtectOurHomes/

    #2
    How can Parliament legislate for everyone to be 'good'? There's already enforceable legislation against recalcitrant freehold reversioners.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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      #3
      Theres millions of these online petitions for just about every subject under the sun, lower the speed limit, raise the speed limit, free cat food for all, etc.

      All rather pointless in my opinion.
      Advice given is based on my experience representing myself as a leaseholder both in the County Court and at Leasehold Valuation Tribunals.

      I do not accept any liability to you in relation to the advice given.

      It is always recommended you seek further advice from a solicitor or legal expert.

      Always read your lease first, it is the legally binding contract between leaseholder and freeholder.

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        #4
        I don't want free cat food, as I don't have a cat- or will cat ownership become compulsory?
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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          #5
          Well, these no 10 e-petitions are just part of our democratic process arent they and Im sure they are some groups that feel they need more of a voice than they have already, maybe leaseholders being one of these. Im honestly not sure if the present legislation is adequate, maybe if you can afford tribunal and solicitors fees, then possibly it is. People will hear more of these issues Im sure in the next few months as the government is now proposing within a present consultation period that long leaseholders need greater protection and that an independent regulatory organization should be set up which will endorse strict adherence to good business practice for freeholder's management companies, with this hopefully allowing for greater scruntiny of those companies that do not practice in this way. I welcome anything extra that can be done in this way as Im aware of many leaseholders who struggle with issues such as unfair service charges that are not properly accounted to insurance premiums which are unfairly inflated due to processes of commision or 'kickbacks'.

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            #6
            But still lessees will have to enforce- or do you want HMG to do that too?
            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
            1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
            2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
            3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
            4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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              #7
              My petition is similar.

              http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/leasehold09/

              The idea is to STOP 'criminals' like my landlord getting leasehold properties, making the lives of tenants a complete and utter misery. No-one would want cowboy builders. Why should leasehold accept cowboy landlords?

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                #8
                Originally posted by rog View Post
                My petition is similar.

                http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/leasehold09/

                The idea is to STOP 'criminals' like my landlord getting leasehold properties, making the lives of tenants a complete and utter misery. No-one would want cowboy builders. Why should leasehold accept cowboy landlords?
                You are the leaseholder, aren't you? Your landlord has not got your leasehold. At most, he might be a freehold reversioner.
                JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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