In an address to the ARMA conference last week, Philip Rainey QC (right) did nothing less than urge the whole-scale reform of landlord and tenant law that has provided him with a comfortable living. Although prefaced with the lawyerly proviso – “it should not be assumed that I agree with all or any of the […]
Tower Hamlets Homes is spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers money on lawyers to thwart private leaseholders from forming a recognised tenants’ association. This is the sort of manoeuvre adopted by some of London’s most secretive and well resourced landlords, not the housing branch of a local authority. The only serious power a recognised tenants’ […]
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.
By Martin Boyd The contrast between day event for professionals in leasehold and the evening event for ordinary leaseholders could not have been more stark. Paupers and kings might be a good analogy. While the day event saw the most talented in the leasehold world speak on a range of specialist topics, the evening event […]
In the last ten minutes the Leasehold Advisory Service annual conference burst into life this afternoon when a furious delegate grabbed the microphone and said the quango was failing to represent the interests of ordinary leaseholders. “I see around me here landlords and managing agents and lots of lawyers who won’t even speak to me […]
EDITORIAL Anyone who thought that last week’s annual conference of Leasehold Advisory Service, a quango paid for out of taxpayers’ money, would be a gathering of ordinary leaseholders, swapping ideas and experiences of managing their apartment blocks, would have been sadly deluded. It was, in fact, a very expensive trade show filled with representatives from […]