Thoughts & news

Thoughts & news

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.

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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Collective Enfranchisement

Collective Enfranchisement is the right under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (as amended by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002) for a majority of qualifying lessees in a development to purchase of the freehold. Seel

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Notice to All Auction Bidders

To be read by all bidders at auction Attention is drawn to the general conditions of sale relating to all properties. All prospective purchasers are invited to obtain copies of any special conditions specified in relation to each lot. In

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Bidding by telephone or proxy

Additional terms and conditions The bidder must download and complete a separate authority form and provide either a personal cheque, bankers draft, solicitor’s clients account cheque, or cheque signed by a Building Society, for 10% of the maximum amount bid for each

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