The property team at Altermans Solicitiors is dedicated to providing a quality service for major freeholders with a focus on getting results. […]
Right to Manage property companies may need to restructure after Court of Appeal restricts a company to one self-contained building.
In Triplerose Ltd v Ninety Broomfield Road  EWCA Civ 282, the Court of Appeal held that a Right to Manage (RTM) company could not acquire the right to manage more than one self-contained building or part of a building. This decision reverses the finding of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). […]
In Waaler v Hounslow LBC  UKUT 17 (LC), the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) considered the landlord’s ability to recover the cost of improvements under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. […]
A recent case in the Court of Appeal involving major works to a holiday park will be an enormous relief to landlords and managing agents, confirming that it is not necessary to consult on every additional cost once the annual threshold of £250 has been exceeded. […]
Altermans Solicitors successfully recovered service charges and 90% of the legal costs on behalf of Chaplair Ltd, a freeholder seeking to recover costs from nine leaseholders. […]
The assignment of leasehold title and service charge arrears – recovering service charge arrears from new flat owners
A common problem for freeholders (referred to in this article as landlords), management companies and managing agents is the assignment of a lease without the landlord’s knowledge, at a time when arrears of service charges are owed by the outgoing tenant. […]