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Redress scheme a step closer

Legislation making it a legal requirement for letting agents to belong to a redress scheme has moved a step closer. Friday, 29th August 2014 Read more
 

Two key enfranchisement cases decided

Two key enfranchisement cases decided The High Court and Court of Appeal have reached their decisions in two important enfranchisement cases. Westbrook has sealed victory in the collective enfranchisement of Dolphin Square, the central London block of 1,229 flats, believed to be the largest and most complex claim made to date. Friday, 29th August 2014 Read more
 

LEASE and ALEP increase help for leaseholders

The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) has announced the addition of several new firms who will volunteer to provide free out-of-hours advice to leaseholders. Friday, 29th August 2014 Read more
 

Consequences of service charges demanded late

Consequences of service charges demanded late In the recent case of Chowdhury v Bramerton Management there are judicial comments which suggest that where a lease provides for service charges to be demanded at a particular time (here interim demands quarterly) Friday, 29th August 2014 Read more
 

Cross-sector talks heralded a success by delegates

Last month, senior representatives from ALEP, the Leasehold Advisory Service, RICS, ARMA, IRPM, NAEA and Leasehold Forum met for cross-sector talks over lunch in central London. In what is thought to be a first, representatives discussed - informally - issues currently affecting the leasehold and enfranchisement sector. Friday, 29th August 2014 Read more
 

Five busiest courts for landlord possession claims named

Tenant eviction firm Landlord Action says London's county courts are struggling to keep up with demand, listing its current busiest courts for landlord possession claims as Central London, Willesden, Barnet, Clerkenwell & Shoreditch, and Croydon. Friday, 29th August 2014 Read more
 

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Tenants to get fast and free fibre broadband at East Village

Tenants to get fast and free fibre broadband at East Village
<p><o:p></o:p></p> New tenants at east village, the former Athletes’ Village used for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, are to benefit from hyperfast broadband. Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Read more
 

Drowning in complexities

Drowning in complexities Katherine Simpson describes how one charity successfully appealed a County Court decision. Friday, 27th June 2014 Read more
 

Right to manage: possible pitfalls

Right to manage: possible pitfalls Justin Bates considers some of the problems which can befall those seeking to exercise the Right to Manage. Friday, 27th June 2014 Read more
 

The National Leasehold Conference 2014

The National Leasehold Conference is aimed at housing associations and those who wish to receive a concise one day update and increase their knowledge on the most relevant topics within the leasehold management sector. Wednesday, 19th February 2014 Read more
 

What options are available when extending your lease

What options are available when extending your lease<o:p></o:p> Colin Horton looks at the options available when extending a lease. Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 Read more
 

How Major Works Dispensation Is Working

How Major Works Dispensation Is Working
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"/>  Stuart Miles gives an example of FTT dispensation post-Daejan. Wednesday, 12th February 2014 Read more
 

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25 Things Every Flat Owner Must Know 

News on the Block is dedicated to helping flat owners and their professional advisors with issues concerning the management and maintenance of flats. We hope that this booklet helps to demystify what can sometimes appear to be a complex world of leasehold ownership. The information contained in this booklet is in summary form only and is by no means definitive. It is merely intended as a taster, to gently nudge or direct you towards the correct answer or solution you may be looking for. Or, failing that, simply to inform. If you need to know more, then there is a list of further helpful resources at the end of this booklet.

 

 
 

Events

The News on the Block Championship 
The News on the Block Championship was held for the first year last week and brought out the competitive spirit in the Leasehold Sector. 
FPRA Annual Conference 2014
The Federation of Private Residents’ Associations (FPRA)  Anniversary Event for leaseholders will take place on the November 10th 2014 at Kensington Town Hall, London.
Second Service Charge Summit to take place
The Second Service Charge Summit, hosted by News on the Block and Tanfield Chambers, will take place on 30 September 2014.
 

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25 Things Every Flat Owner Must Know -

News on the Block is dedicated to helping flat owners and their professional advisors with issues concerning the management and maintenance of flats. We hope that this booklet helps to demystify what can sometimes appear to be a complex world of leasehold ownership. The information contained in this booklet is in summary form only and is by no means definitive. It is merely intended as a taster, to gently nudge or direct you towards the correct answer or solution you may be looking for. Or, failing that, simply to inform. If you need to know more, then there is a list of further helpful resources at the end of this booklet.

We hope that you find this booklet useful. As always, if you have any specific questions or comments please email them to editor@newsontheblock.com

Baroness Gardner of Parkes Key note speech FPRA Annual Conference 2012 -

 

Baroness Gardner of Parkes Keynote Speech at The Federation of Private Residents’ Associations Annual Conference on 8th November 2012
 
 

Insurance Feature 2012 -

Your essential guide to block insurance. Some of this features articles include:

  • Getting the best from your insurance broker
  • How to deal with claims effectively
  • 8 ways to spot under insurance in your blocks of flats