Acquiring the Right to Manage

Acquiring the Right to Manage and setting up an RTM company takes time and can be fraught with technicalities. Brady Solicitors can guide you through the process, help you secure leaseholder support, prepare documentation, support and educate the new directors – all of which can help you secure the right to manage your block. Find out more here.

Reasonableness of service charge

Whoever manages your block has to be transparent about the spending of the service charge budget, in some cases where the spending of service charge has not been clear, or felt to be unfair, as a leaseholder you have the right to challenge the reasonableness of the fee at the First-tier Tribunal (FTT). Brady Solicitors’ specialist FTT experience ensures you will represented by experts with detailed knowledge of the property sector and leasehold law.

Service charge disputes

Bradys are experts in all areas of service charges, representing leaseholders individually and RMCs collectively. Service charge disputes can take many forms and an in-depth understanding of often complex leasehold law is crucial to ensure your aims are achieved.

As recognised specialists of our sector, we can assist you with solutions for:

  • Major works projects
  • Claims relating to insurance
  • Historic neglect issues
  • Forfeiture claims
  • Lease variation to address challenges

Lease extensions

Ownership of a long residential lease is a valuable asset, however as the lease term decreases over time so, unfortunately, does the value of your property. If your lease has 80 or less years to run then we can help you apply to extend it. Brady Solicitors offers advice and support to leaseholders wishing to alter the terms or extend the length of their lease. We can help you secure a lease extension and ensure you maintain good relations with your landlord.

First-Tier Tribunal expertise

If you feel that your managing agent or landlord is not maintaining your block properly, or you have made a formal complaint and no action has been taken, the next option could be to exercise your rights at the First-tier Tribunal. As a leaseholder, this whole process can seem daunting, our attention-focused approach and expertise in service charge disputes ensures we can guide you through the process, whether you simply need advice or full legal representation.

 

Dealing with a nuisance neighbour

When a fellow leaseholder’s actions become a nuisance your first port of call should be your landlord or managing agent. If this is unsuccessful, Brady Solicitors can help you take action to bring the matter to a speedy close, including enforcing relevant covenants in your lease. Find out more here.

Buying your freehold through collective enfranchisement

Bradys’ enfranchisement specialists can help you and your fellow leaseholders to acquire the freehold of your property. We will steer you through the challenges of the enfranchisement process, from preparing the required information and serving the Initial Notice to handling the conveyancing and amending the terms of the lease afterwards.