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    Documentary looking for leaseholders

    Hello,

    Our TV production company is producing a documentary on issues affecting leaseholders, including unexpected building works, high service charges etc.

    If you're a leaseholder who is experiencing problems and would be interested in sharing your story then it would be great if you could get in touch.

    Thanks,
    Anna

    #2
    Hi Anna,

    I am a freeholder experiencing problems can you do a documentary to highlight my plight?

    Btw I am also a leaseholder who is experiencing problems with the RTM company that was put together to take the running of the building away from me!

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      #3
      Yours is a classic example of the RTM set up in unity against an issue, and then having taken over, fall apart.

      The freeholder, having had their powers under the lease removed from them by the RTM, has no obligation to take it back on, and if they have left it in a mess, is a fool to do so as the costs might be partially irrecoverable.

      It leaves leaseholders with no one to carry out the functions of the lease from insurance to cleaning to repairs. That makes a person's home virtually unsaleable.

      It is a good example of residents who are unaware of and then refuse to meet their statutory obligations for health and safety issues or proper management of basic services such as cleaning and gardening.

      When RTM goes bad- with Dominic Wotsit, coming soon to Discovery Shed !
      Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Lease123 View Post
        Hello,

        Our TV production company is producing a documentary on issues affecting leaseholders, including unexpected building works, high service charges etc.

        If you're a leaseholder who is experiencing problems and would be interested in sharing your story then it would be great if you could get in touch.

        Thanks,
        Anna
        What is the name of the TV production company? What other programs have you made?

        Is there any payment for leaseholders who allow you to use their story's?
        I accept no legal responsibility for comments/advice I make on this forum. Please check with a solicitor before acting on statements made in a public forum.

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          #5
          Originally posted by siva View Post
          What is the name of the TV production company? What other programs have you made?

          Is there any payment for leaseholders who allow you to use their story's?
          Hello,

          The production company is ITN Productions and we make a whole range of different programmes.

          We don't pay our case studies as otherwise it could be interpreted that we're paying people to say things, so for impartiality reasons I'm afraid we don't offer a fee.

          Thanks,
          Anna

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            #6
            I would love to see a program on Commonhold versus leasehold .Imo there is a conspiracy between all the people who benefit from all the problems generated from leasehold issues! I wish the goverment would abolish leasehold and have commonhold asap. I don't know all the ins and outs of everything but I do know that this system is ------(insert the word of your choice). The poor just keep getting poorer and the rich just keep getting richer

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              #7
              I'm thinking of making a documentary about people making profits & documentaries using other people's time & knowledge for free. Anna, can
              we interview busy people at ITN for free please??

              Kindly send me a list of "executives" with no sense or consideration of their own value with their phone numbers & email IDs.

              Cheers!
              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                #8
                I wish this forum had like buttons on each post, and helpful ones too! But as it doesn't theartfullodger gets 5*

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by leaseholdanswers View Post
                  Yours is a classic example of the RTM set up in unity against an issue, and then having taken over, fall apart.

                  The freeholder, having had their powers under the lease removed from them by the RTM, has no obligation to take it back on, and if they have left it in a mess, is a fool to do so as the costs might be partially irrecoverable.

                  It leaves leaseholders with no one to carry out the functions of the lease from insurance to cleaning to repairs. That makes a person's home virtually unsaleable.

                  It is a good example of residents who are unaware of and then refuse to meet their statutory obligations for health and safety issues or proper management of basic services such as cleaning and gardening.

                  When RTM goes bad- with Dominic Wotsit, coming soon to Discovery Shed !
                  I agree that self managing can end in disaster.

                  But why not RTM/E and employ a competent, qualified, professional, reputable, honest managing agent (they are out there) instead of the charlatans often 'managing' leaseholds?

                  They are answerable to the bill payers. No backhanders, incompetence, made up fees, ground rent grazing, false insurance policies, disappeared sink funds, intimidation, unanswered calls/letters, unnecessary works, unsatisfactory work, fictitious works etc etc ad infinitum.

                  Pay them an honest fee to do an honest job.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by boletus View Post
                    I agree that self managing can end in disaster.

                    But why not RTM/E and employ a competent, qualified, professional, reputable, honest managing agent (they are out there) instead of the charlatans often 'managing' leaseholds?

                    They are answerable to the bill payers. No backhanders, incompetence, made up fees, ground rent grazing, false insurance policies, disappeared sink funds, intimidation, unanswered calls/letters, unnecessary works, unsatisfactory work, fictitious works etc etc ad infinitum.

                    Pay them an honest fee to do an honest job.
                    And this two would get 5* mainly for quoting me !

                    There are reputable agents out there, we are it seems one, and despite our size, we keep under the radar and avoid the high profile circuit of agents and the regular suspects, people and publications in the trade and expand simply through reputation.

                    We are so good LOL that I can work from a shed a lot of the time and target specific issues and concerns through the wizards at Log Me In.
                    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by hollyhead View Post
                      I wish this forum had like buttons on each post, and helpful ones too! But as it doesn't theartfullodger gets 5*
                      I believe that MTG asked for that in the grand revolution of 2010 and the expulsion of Sheffield from the division.
                      Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by hollyhead View Post
                        I would love to see a program on Commonhold versus leasehold .
                        You can have it know it been enacted and commenced in CLARA 2002.

                        There are however shortcomings for example no LVT or Section 20. As long as the decision is legal and in accordance with articles there is no challenge. There is no right to to forfeiture either, it's a simple buyout. Demands can be any amount at any time- no fair and reasonable under the 85 Act or LVT determination. Fees for under letting and notices are market rate set by the CA- no summary of rights to challenge the amounts.

                        If you rent out and dont pay the SC is diverted to the Commonhold Association without a court order.

                        I have seen that in Condo's in California; if your face doesn't fit then you are bought out, and the Committee is King, extremely political set ups.
                        Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Lease123 View Post
                          Hello,

                          Our TV production company is producing a documentary on issues affecting leaseholders, including unexpected building works, high service charges etc.

                          If you're a leaseholder who is experiencing problems and would be interested in sharing your story then it would be great if you could get in touch.

                          Thanks,
                          Anna

                          Anna Experiencing problems is a wide list. Are you focusing on anything in a particular or seeing what comes out of it.

                          Is the documentary a 5 minute news item or a half hour/hour show.

                          Is the tone intended to be tabloid or have a specific agenda.

                          I might be interested to try and offer an objective and independent opinion and general guidance on situations, but not if it's a Watchdog " Whatever you say, I the presenter am just going to shout at you".

                          That's good TV but pointless.
                          Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                            #14
                            And this two would get 5* mainly for quoting me !
                            Be assured, I was not quoting your good self. There are far sweeter users of the Bard's tongue than thee.

                            Contemplate a much better quote;

                            "I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you..."

                            However, I digress;

                            Originally posted by leaseholdanswers View Post
                            There are reputable agents out there, we are it seems one, and despite our size, we keep under the radar and avoid the high profile circuit of agents and the regular suspects, people and publications in the trade and expand simply through reputation.
                            I don't dispute it.

                            You have a proven track record of sound advice (although I disagree a fair bit with some of your more extreme opinions).

                            Isn't it about time you came out of the closet and paid for an advert on here?

                            I reckon I might even be a client already- there aren't that many decent agents in the South East with such appalling grammar .

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Lease123 View Post
                              Hello,

                              Our TV production company is producing a documentary on issues affecting leaseholders, including unexpected building works, high service charges etc.

                              If you're a leaseholder who is experiencing problems and would be interested in sharing your story then it would be great if you could get in touch.

                              Thanks,
                              Anna
                              Hello Anna,

                              Here is a list of names, addresses and case studies of over ten thousand leaseholders who have experienced major problems with freeholders;

                              http://www.lease-advice.org/lvtdecisions/

                              Many of their telephone numbers can be found here;

                              http://www.thephonebook.bt.com/publi...earch.publisha

                              Whilst I respect your company's policy of not paying for case studies (for impartiality reasons), I see no reason why I shouldn't be paid a nominal fee for assisting your research.

                              Please forward an appropriate sum to;

                              Combat Stress Registered Charity: England & Wales No. 206002

                              ..Or at least have the decency to chip in a few quid out of your own pocket.

                              Thanks,
                              Boletus

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