I get people visit my website and book up 15 minute slots because they have a problem and they want advice to do with their leasehold flat, or their block of flats, or the management thereof. And in 99% of cases they have the answer themselves if only they knew where to look.
And my motto is RTBL – Read the Bloody Lease!
In the world of flats and leasehold, the lease is the rulebook; it gives you the rules by which the freeholder has to behave, the leaseholder has to behave and, if appropriate, the management company as well. It’s all the dos, the don’ts, what you must do and what you mustn’t do.
And, if you read that lease, then nine times out of 10 you can get the answer to what your problem is. Or a pointer that will take you to where the answer is.
Now don’t be intimidated by it. Yes, leases are long, boring documents; they’re written by lawyers, they have some legal gobbledygook in there but, if you calmly look through it with your problem in mind, you’ll tend to find that the sections that you need will jump out at you, particular words will jump out at you, and if you look at those it will give you a hint.
Hopefully you’ll find your answer. If not, then go to my website – www.BernieWales.co.uk – book up a 15 minute slot, send me the lease and I’ll be glad to find the answer for you.
So, thank you for watching and I look forward to speaking to you soon.