Regulation for Managing Agents

Way back in 2002, and in response to the then Government’s consultation ‘Improving the standard of residential leasehold management’, the Leasehold Advisory Service; LEASE said: “From research, elsewhere (France and Australia) it is clear that a licensing system is fully … Continue reading

Bernie Wales says RTBL. Watch this video to see why.

Hello, my name’s Bernie Wales and I’m here to give you a short video with some advice which generally would solve 99% of leasehold problems. I get people visit my website and book up 15 minute slots because they have … Continue reading

Here’s an Interesting Question About Title Splitting – But it’s Not What you Think

Here’s another great question from my Telephone Consultation Service. This time it’s regarding Title Splitting, although there is a bit of a twist to this one, so, many thanks to Keith for an excellent question; “Hi Bernie.  I wondered if I can … Continue reading

Summary of Rights and Obligations CHANGED from 1st July 2013

As a result of the changes to the Residential Property Tribunal Service from 1st July 2013, the Summary of Rights and Obligations which must accompany all demands for payment needs a revised wording.  For England this is written in full … Continue reading

Can We Complain About the High Cost of Buildings Insurance?

I recently had a request for advice, from a group of leaseholders who were unhappy about the buildings insurance premium their freeholder was asking them to pay. For the purposes of  this article, let us assume there is no doubt the … Continue reading

£50,000 Wasted Through NOT Consulting – Daejan vs Benson

I read an interesting article in News On The Block today – see here. Whilst this is an obvious disappointment for the leaseholders, who have to pay £46,000 each for major works … the Daejan vs Benson case goes to show … Continue reading

Relational or Transactional Property Management – Which is Best for You?

I found myself in London’s bustling West End quite recently, shopping for clothes, when a man came up to me in one of the big department stores and said something unexpected.  It was so unexpected that it got me thinking about … Continue reading

Phillips v Francis … Oh dear!

The judgment in the Court case Phillips v Francis has sent the property management world into termoil.  The notion that property managers might have to serve Section 20 consultation notices for ordinary day-to-day repairs and maintenance has got many wondering … Continue reading