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Five Quick Tips For Leaseholders

Here's how to save money on your residential leasehold service charges... Leaseholders can feel ripped off by high service charges.  Here’s five quick tips - in priority order – to help you achieve better value for money.   ONE - CHECK THE LEASE   It’s bad...

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Reduce Your Residential Buildings Insurance

Practical steps leaseholders and Directors of Resident Management Companies (RMCs) can take to reduce their residential buildings insurance. Residential Buildings Insurance Is The Big One Leaseholders will know from experience the biggest cost in a typical block’s...

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Freehold Purchase – Hold All The Aces

When leaseholders get fed up with their managing agents they understandably want to see real change. They want to see off their existing managing agents and bring in new management. A quick trawl of the internet later and the same frustrated leaseholders find they...

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Top Ten Tips For Landlords

Here's our pick of the ten best tips for residential landlords. We've been really concise because we know how busy you are! If you have others that you think trump ours - let us know. If we agree we'll stick 'em on the list. Top Ten Tips For Landlords 1.  Decorate...

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Change Your Managing Agent

Leaseholders! You CAN change your managing agent.  This article explains how. Many leaseholders don’t realise they are in charge and can bring in new management. Too many assume the management comes with the block. Getting rid of poor property management companies is...

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Leaseholders Deserve More

Here I explore the oddity of the property management sector, it’s poor reputation, and why leaseholders don’t vote with their feet? Why doesn’t Adam Smith's invisible hand work for leaseholders? It was speaking to an established housing professional last week that got...

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Leasehold Policy Never Changes. Why?

Rather like the woodcutter armed with a simple bow saw confronted by a forest of trees, successive governments have been intimidated by making any significant legislative change to leasehold and freehold law in the UK. Leasehold and freehold law in the UK goes back...

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Top Ten Tips For Landlords

We know many leaseholders move out to then rent their leasehold flat. Follow these tips and you won't go far wrong.  Decorate neutrally  Don’t be greedy…go easy on the rent increases.  Speak to your mortgage lender  Draw up a proper tenancy agreement  Get tenant...

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Managing Agents | Too Big To Care

When organisations get so big it is hard for them to continue to consistently deliver great customer service. And in some cases sheer size means poor customer service. Some large companies: Tesco, Apple, the AA, seem to manage to maintain their customer focus while...

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