Q: It has been noted that a leaseholder of the association has rented another leaseholder’s garage for the purpose of a “Home Business” i.e. used for packaging up parcels for delivery. The leaseholder’s flat is the home office for a business and I have checked our “Lease” and note Section 2 (14) states -and not […]
Every year the The Federation of Private Residents’ Associations panel of experts answer over 300 questions from members on all aspects of living in and running a block of flats. Here we publish those we think will be of interest and use to the wider membership.
The Q & A’s here may be historic and not necessarily reflect the latest changes in legislation or circumstances, you should always only use these as a guide but seek specific advice where required for your own circumstances.
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List of categories with links to page
- Buying your freehold
- CCTV and door entry systems
- Fire safety
- Freeholder problems
- Health & Safety
- LVT / FTT
- Managing Agents
- Repairs & Maintenance
- Resident Management Companies
- Residents’ Associations
- Right To Manage (RTM)
- Section 20
- Service Charge
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Q: Owing to a complete lack of volunteers to manage our block of 10 residential flats we intend employing a managing agent. At a meeting with a potential agent we were informed that they did not have any contact with Companies House. This left us with no choice but to abolish our limited company and become […]
Q: The freeholder of a small (4 flat/house) group has decided to re-roof the property. However, the management, communication and decision making has been poor. The property is not eligible for self-enfranchisement, nor purchase. The leaseholders are, therefore, considering mediation to bring the freeholder and leaseholders to a mutual understanding of the best way ahead. […]
Q: Talking to Bob Smytherman at last night’s LEASEHOLD Conference he suggested sending a copy of our M&A as we were unclear whether share certificates should be issued to Leaseholders, which we have never done. All new leaseholders receive is a membership certificate for a small charge. FPRA Legal Adviser Nick Roberts replies: I […]
Q: The management of our 24 flats have never been very responsive and they have been taken over by a much larger, remote company. We find it difficult to get them to respond to us and they are constantly tardy in paying our gardener, cleaners and window cleaner. We would like to employ local management […]
Q: Our residents’ committee is eager to make a formal complaint about mismanagement of the Service charge account. Previously the managing agents have suggested that such a complaint must be disclosed to potential flat purchasers and could jeopardise sales. Is this reasonable? FPRA Committee Member Shaun O’Sullivan replies: The solicitor acting for the buyer […]