Both Long Harbour and debt collectors JB Leitch hit reverse gear after a forfeiture threat to an £800,000 flat over a late £400 ground rent bill was raised publicly by the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership. And JB Leitch has now halved its £2,000 legal costs demand to £1,000. Millie Li, a Chinese citizen, visited China in […]
Slough Council – which made the unaccountable decision to buy the freehold of Grenfell cladding site Nova House for £1 – was in tribunal earlier last week against a formidable opponent, Benjamin Pell, better know to journalists as Benji the Binman. Mr Pell, who came to national attention after raiding the dustbins of London’s leading […]
The property tribunal last week dumped the cost of removing Grenfell cladding on the residents at Cypress Place and Vallea Court in Manchester’s Green Quarter, which were built by Australian builder Lendlease. And Vallea Court pays for the “waking watch” fire marshals. In addition, the tribunal declined to issue a section 20c order, which means […]
… the debt-chasing solicitors correspond with a buy-to-let investor who is barred from renting out his flat LKP is not going to spend too much time on well resourced buy to let investors getting into a jam that their lawyers should have prevented, but this one is curious. The purchasers bought a flat in Thornton […]
A leaseholder at Phoenix House in Leicester has fought off demands for £10,808.60 from Peverel / FirstPort, represented by the debt-collecting solicitors JB Leitch. Jacqueline Henderson has been in dispute over service charges since 2010, which she claims are erroneous. After attempting to obtain the money for some time, FirstPort then threw in the towel and […]
The residents of Brixton Hill Court have won their right to manage application after their first attempt saw them looking at legal costs of £42,000, subsequently reduced to around £25,000. The ruling is dated September 27, which means there is still a possibility of the freeholder appealing.
UPDATE May 24: Sir Peter Bottomley has commented on this article. See below Brixton Hill Court is fighting on for right to manage even though its first attempt to break free of freeholder Springquote has resulted in an £18,000 legal bill. A date is soon to be set for a second showdown in the London […]
The Leasehold Advisory Service has come under parliamentary scrutiny with Sir Peter Bottomley asking the housing minister when the purpose of LEASE was last reviewed. He has also asked that LEASE provide to him a public report on problems in the leasehold sector that are known to LEASE. The controversial quango is up for review […]