Our experts can advise on all aspects of property portfolio management for both landlords and tenants.
Our typical services include advising on all aspects of:
- Lease renewals;
- Surrender of leases;
- Licenses to assign;
- Licenses to sublet
- Consents to works.
How we can help
We act for large scale landlords who carry out their own leasehold management of their blocks as well as Property Managers managing multiple sites and Management Companies.
We can assist you with a whole range of leasehold and property management work. From preparing leases for new schemes, Lease Extensions, Right to Manage and Enfranchisement, lease enforcement, service charge disputes and forfeiture proceedings.
Where problems arise between a landlord and leaseholder, it is important that you as the landlord obtain timely legal advice to ensure that:
- Lease breaches are not “waived”
- The correct notices are served at the correct time at the right address
Service charge disputes
These are common and usually arise because the leaseholder has not paid the service charge in spite of various written requests. There is often an underlying reason for the leaseholder failing to pay the service charge. In our experience these reasons are:-
- The service charge is not for a reasonable amount
- There has been a lack of consultation for any work or where a long term contract is entered into
- Failure to provide information
- The requests to pay are not valid demands
We can provide advice on resolving these disputes and, where the dispute cannot be resolved easily, advise you on the next steps including serving formal notices, liaising with the mortgage lender and, as a very last resort, tribunal or court proceedings.
We offer competitive fixed fees for standard warning letters and Notices and, where we are instructed regularly, can offer scaled fees for Property Managers.