Anger as Flintshire grandmother battling dementia is told to remove garden furniture outside her home
NEIGHBOURS have signed a petition to support a grandmother who has been told to have the garden furniture outside her property removed. Teresa Davies, 63, said she was left needing help to sleep after being informed by Countrywide Estate Management that the garden furniture she had placed outside he…
Countrywide Estate Management features in a Flintshire local newspaper after allegedly threatening to take away a woman’s flower pots from her front garden.
Neighbours on the leasehold houses estate have signed a petition backing their neighbour, the newspaper says.
“Teresa Davies, 63, said she was left needing help to sleep after being informed by Countrywide Estate Management that the garden furniture she had placed outside her home on Maes Deri in Ewloe had been the subject of complaints and would be taken away,” reports The Leader in Flintshire.
The issue highlights that leasehold house owners are tenants, and must conform to the idea of communal leasehold living decided by the freeholder, and its management.
It is unknown who the freeholder is.
Countrywide Estate Management gave a “formal notice” and said any items “stored within the communal areas” on August 15 will be “removed immediately and the cost of doing so charged back accordingly”.
“If somebody were to injure themselves on any item that doesn’t belong to the estate the leaseholder who owns the item will be responsible for any legal action,” Countrywide Estate Management is quoted saying.
LKP raised issues in Swindon concerning Countrywide Estate Management, where residents’ management companies had not been handed over to the leasehold residents.
The management company, believed to manage around 100,000 leasehold properties around the country, left the trade body ARMA after it introduced new standards for membership two years ago.
The LKP Countrywide Estate Management archive is here: https://www.leaseholdknowledge.com/category/news/countrywide