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Last Activity: 15-10-2021, 12:57 PM
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  • lampshade
    replied to Section 20 fee
    Hello again.
    Thank you for the informative replies.
    Up until a year ago, the Freeholders sister company was the managing agent (useless). (going back 15 years)

    Last year we were informed that the Managing of our block of PB flats had been given to a new company.(no discussion...
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  • lampshade
    started a topic Section 20 fee

    Section 20 fee

    Leaseholders issued with a section 20 notice a few months ago for anticipated works following FRA done a year ago.

    A `fee` of £100 + VAT has been added to each leaseholders share of the total by the Managing agents .

    There is only one Section 20, but when asked, the Managing...
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  • I appreciate all comments, but cannot help wondering why, if restrictors are needed and required in any common area window, why the same is not required in internal flat windows (assuming their need is to stop children falling out)....
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  • Is there any legislation regarding `restrictors` on opening windows above ground floor in common areas of purpose built flats? (ie sill height above floor).
    The managing agent is going ahead with getting quotes for all common area windows, but I am still not sure why this is required after 30...
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  • Well all I can say is never a hint of damp, or mould.....the flat is spotless when I return each year in May/June. Even better no dust, with all windows tightly closed. I think damp and mould is more to do with the humidity of the air, and with no showers,no kettle, no heat, then mould is not a pro...
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  • ................gets worse !!! When I am not in the flat in winter a neighbour (one of the good guys) looks in my flat each week, of course i leave all water and leccy off at flat mains, drain toilet and wipe with bleach before I go. Lowest temp ever reached in lounge in winter over last 5 years is...
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  • lampshade
    started a topic New Landlord possiblities

    New Landlord possiblities

    I have a 2 bedroom flat that I am considering letting out for short term lets (ie 6/7months only at a time).
    I can and do live overseas for 8 months each year return to my flat in UK for the other 6 months of the year, and have left the flat empty in years gone by.
    Is it possible to rent...
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  • I totally sympathise with you, IMO private blocks should always remain owner/occupiers and rented for rentals only
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  • lampshade
    replied to Right to Manage Costs
    ERMmmm....it would be very interesting especially as our Freeholder, who owned the company that Managed the building gave the contract to another fringe company, and the fees doubled to £10k pa....and if 12 of us leave that will cause fee problems for the remaining 2 flats, but not our problem....will...
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  • lampshade
    replied to Right to Manage Costs
    Interesting....I have one lease in a total of 3 blocks totalling 34 flats. All managed under one managing agent appointed by the FH.
    But each block, whilst seemingly are all connected there are 3 separate blocks of about 11 flats in each. Each block has both front and back entrance, and unique...
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  • Well all windows do have lockable handles, so an easier solution would be to lock them all up. That would solve that problem, but would not stop the burning smell that lingers in the common areas, the only reason the windows are opened in the first place...say no more!!!.
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  • Safety catches on upstairs windows

    Recently had first visit from new Managing Agents for a look around to a block of PB flats over 2 floors. There are some opening windows in the common areas at ground, first and second floors. The visit report mentions that safety catches (restrictions) on first and second floor windows are needed....
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  • bigalxyz,

    Suggest check along both edges of the door, looking for a 1cm diameter round metal plug with a coloured plastic insert in the middle. If painted this could have been covered up, so check carefully.........I found this regarding the same issue on my flat entrance door. Original...
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