Leasehold Knowledge Partnership
Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on leasehold reform
coral lundry says
October 10, 2013 at 7:58 am
When a leasehold flat is sold, the buyer has a solicitor, the seller has a solicitor, and the association (in this case Sussex Housing & Care) has a solicitor. Are there restrictions on what the latter can charge for rubber-stamping the change of ownership? All the paperwork, legal searches, and registrations etc. are done by the solicitors of the buyer and seller. The suitability of the buyer is confirmed by the local manager of the Association, In the last sale, the solicitor for the association charged fees equal to half those of the seller’s solicitor (The 2% of sale price is paid by seller’s solicitor directly to the association).
Juliet Owen says
November 23, 2013 at 10:44 am
Am seriously lost as to how Sebastian Kelly missed the total point of what I was trying to explain to him 23/11/2013 am. money jingles to him perhaps when it was not what the issue was about-rather the infringement people felt upon their rights given and felt taken away as a Leaseholder without recourse-I guess Sebastian Kelly is not or never has been a Leaseholder and am sorry I thought I had gleaned some hope or light that there was actually some recourse and culmination of experience about Freeholders that went beyond the pound sign. O well good luck – let the people who really don’t seem to know diss the ones that really do. Am sorry via Sebastian Kelly to myself that Leasehold Knowledge are unable to help- there was a glimmer of hope of some justice by the speech of the Sir in November yet the contact via sounded the opposite
Michael Epstein says
November 23, 2013 at 9:03 pm
Juliet Owen, I find your attack on Sebastian most insulting and offensive. Not every question can be answered. You clearly have not got the first idea of the sacrifice Sebastian and others have made to form and support sites such as Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation and LKP. Let me tell you, Sebastian is motivated by the desire to help those left vulnerable to the exploitation of greedy freeholders and managing agents. I am glad you were pleased with Sir Peter Bottomley’s speech (to give him his full name as a matter of respect. Who do you think is spending hour after hour in order top suppl;y Sir Peter with the information he needs to make such a worthwhile speech?
Lesley Newnham says
November 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm
I am not sure what Juliet Owen is on about to be honest but I agree with Michael Epstein re: LKP/Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation and those working so hard including Melissa Briggs who really got the ball rolling in 2009.
I would also like to add my support for the RTMF who because they only deal with RTM have no compromises to make or conflict of interests with any Managing agents/Freeholders and therefore work only for the leaseholders who engage them.
Trevor Bradley says
November 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm
I cannot understand what Juliet O is on about. I know I speak for many many others on this when I say that I totally support MEs and Lesley Ns comments above. I for one cannot thank Sebastian K and Sir Peter Bottomley enough for the time and effort they put in to try and overcome some of the disgraceful things that happen i n leasehold
Dr Mhammed Rafique Khan says
December 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm
Dear Sir We have a flat in Central London with 79 years lease left. The Freeholder of the block of flat is management company with 180 shares . I have 17 shares in the company and one person has 150, rest belong to 6 other lease holders. I am also a director of the management company. I would like to extend the lease to 999 years. The main shareholder of the company of the mansions block is offering the current flat owners the opportunity to t purchase a share of the freehold. But the premium price he is quoting is very high. We are not sure that all the lease holders would like to extend their lease.Do I have to pay the full premium price and what are my option to purchase the extension. Many thanks for your advice Dr M R H Khan, 25 Cheney Street , Pinner, Middx
June & Stephen VAN ORMAN says
January 13, 2018 at 2:47 pm
We want to buy the remaining % in our leasehold bungalow, and get the Freehold at no cost to us. Home Group had said so when we first signed the Shared Ownership contract. There are a few items that we do not understand. The 21 year Pre-Emption period. The 80 years Perpetuity. Obtaining the Freehold should be cut and dried, why these stipulations? These rules feel like we will still be in the trap. Our lawyer is young and may not be up to par, especially against Lawyers that are highly experienced and extremely well paid. How did this corruption begin and lasted so long? Nothing seems to be able to stop it. We are in North West Cumbria.
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