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    Flats' managing agents- lessees are dissatisfied

    I own a flat which is one of four flats in a double fronted house. I am really sick and tired of paying managing agents vast amounts of money for doing absolutely nothing. When I have asked around before people have advised me to club together with other owners in the building and oust the agents and manage ourselves. Problem is I only know one other owner , the other two flats are tenant occupied and their tenants or the managing agents do not volunteer the owners contact details.

    Do I have a right to ask the managing agents for contact details of other owners ? If not is there a land registry etc website where I can find out contact details ?

    Does anyone know the procedure for getting rid of managing agents?

    #2
    Originally posted by Kittykatss View Post
    I own a flat which is one of four flats in a double fronted house. I am really sick and tired of paying managing agents vast amounts of money for doing absolutely nothing. When I have asked around before people have advised me to club together with other owners in the building and oust the agents and manage ourselves. Problem is I only know one other owner , the other two flats are tenant occupied and their tenants or the managing agents do not volunteer the owners contact details.

    Do I have a right to ask the managing agents for contact details of other owners ? If not is there a land registry etc website where I can find out contact details ?

    Does anyone know the procedure for getting rid of managing agents?
    1. The agents (A) are not your agents, I think, but those of the freehold reversioner (F).
    2. You + other lessees can use:
    a. RTM (Right To Manage) which removes all mgt. functions from F and A; or
    b. RTE (Right To Enfranchise) which is like RTM but also involves buying-out F.
    3. To find out who owns what, you can contact HMLR. Use LR Online, from which you can buy a copy of each registered title (£3 each).
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      #3
      You can look up the names of the lessees on the Land Registry website, but probably expect the noted address may still be the same flat.

      Why not knock on the doors of the rented properties and politely ask for the contact details of their landlords?

      If you can get enough lessees together, you may want to consider right to manage. Take a look at the Leasehold Advisory Service website.

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        #4
        Thanks a lot , this is very helpful I shall look up the links you have suggested.

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          #5
          Thanks very much - this is helpful.

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            #6
            look at these

            http://www.lease-advice.org/publicat...ent.asp?item=7

            http://www.arma.org.uk/

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