Thoughts & news

Thoughts & news





Right to Manage (RTM)

Right to Manage (RTM) is a provision in the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 for Leaseholders to force the transfer of the management of a building to a special company set up by the Leaseholders. Certain conditions need to

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Leasehold Property Transfers

A leasehold property transfers is the sale of a property in which the lease obligations are transferred to the new owner (leaseholder). Seel & Co deal with the transfers of properties within a development.  We manage answering all solicitors’ leasehold

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Noise Nuisance

One result of living in a block of apartments is that noise from neighbours can become a nuisance. Unlike living in a house many walls and in some cases both floors and ceilings are adjoining a neighbouring property. Most Leases

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Living in leasehold flats

The guide below outlines the structure of Leasehold Living, your roles and responsibilities and those of your neighbours. Click here to download the guide.

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Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (LVT)

The LVT or First-Tier Tribunal as it is now called in England is the Court where disputes between leaseholders and their Landlord or Management company are adjudicated. The tribunal can adjudicate on the following matters: Buildings insurance Service charges and

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General legislation and health and safety

There is much legislation that provides structure to managing a property. The legislation covers a wide range of subjects including: Accounting and taxation of service charge monies Administration of resident management companies Appointing contractors Asbestos Bribery Breaches of a duty

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Gas boiler and flue safety

Every year people are injured or die due to inadequate installation, servicing or ventilation of gas appliances due to the release of carbon monoxide which is a highly dangerous and odourless gas which can cause sickness, loss of consciousness or

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Fire Safety

Fire safety is vital within blocks of flats. On a regular basis or when something changes within a block of flats which affects the fire integrity of the building, a fire risk assessment must be carried out. A fire risk

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Emergency Contacts

Office Hours Monday – Friday:  9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday:  9:30am to 1:00pm Sunday:  Closed Bank Holidays:  Closed Please report any problems to Seel & Co during office hours as stated above on 02920 370 100 or via email at info@seelandco.com. If the

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Electrical Safety

At intervals of no more than five years, the Landlord’s electrical installations must be assessed to ensure that they meet current electrical safety regulations. A report would be provided by a qualified electrical engineer, which will indicate remedial work, if

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