Commercial Property Solicitors
Understandably, as a flat owner, ensuring the maintenance of your flat and protecting your investments will be a priority.
Typically, flat owners have collective responsibilities with their neighbours to contribute towards repair costs and the building’s upkeep. It follows, that this can sometimes result in disputes with the Landlord.
Renting a Leasehold Flat
Renting a flat(s) can result in complex issues, that are unique to renting flats.
It is essential, that when buying a flat, that you take great care in reading the Lease. This will contain your liability to pay charges, set out any limitations regarding the alterations that you can make and also detail whether or not you can sub-let.
Typically, periodically, the service charge payments that you are obliged to make, will increase. Our team are able to guide you through any challenges that you may wish to make against increases in service charge that you believe to be unreasonably high.
We can also advise you on your rights in the following areas:
- Your rights to take over the management of your building from your Landlord
- Your rights to challenge charges made in connection with insurance for the building
- Your rights to request an inspect documentation supporting the financial accounts
- Your rights regarding the obligations imposed on the building Landlord before they embark upon any major works
- An application to a Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and the cost implications
- Service charge demands
- Your right to obtain a variation to your Lease terms