This reader got in touch with Leasehold Knowledge Partnership just over a month ago and was utterly convinced organising RTM in her block of six – where she is the only leaseholder resident – was a hopeless cause.
She is now being assisted by Paula Twist of Urban Living Property Management – perhaps the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership’s smallest accredited managing agent, with some further help from Karen Peel, who sorted out the Pinnacle, Wakefield (search site) – and this afternoon we received this:
Very, very quick update:-
The sixth leaseholder got in touch and wants to join us! ; so we now have six out of six leaseholders in support, at least on paper. Must admit I never expected that we could do this – just goes to show how fed up everyone is with these awful agents and freeholder.
We have sent out our Preliminary Notice informing the current agents of our intentions and giving them 28 days to deal with all our complaints. There is very little chance of them doing this so on the 3rd July we can put in our LVT application without any further communication. (They can even bring on the barristers – we’ll be ready for them)
Must fly – have a poorly partner at home
Will keep you posted and thanks again for good advice and priceless moral support
Just shows what can be achieved if leasehold owners put in some organisation. Most of these appalling freeholders are just like the Wizard of Oz: strip away the curtain – held up lawyers and other toadying professions – and their powers wither away.