News on The Block issue 27, May 2006

Freehold acquisition: silver bullet or poisoned chalice? Flat-owners up and down the country are saying this because they are sick and tired of poor management, rip-off buildings insurance and spiralling management charges. But acquiring the freehold for your block is not the “silver bullet” cure-all that it may seem at first sight. I have worked with literally thousands of flat-owners … Read More

News on The Block issue 24, March 2005

Love thy neighbour There is something about leasehold enfranchisement that seems to bring out the worst in people. Maybe it is that neighbours who have not even exchanged pleasantries for several years are forced to enter into a binding agreement. Or possibly it is that people are undertaking a business transaction without being able to choose the co-participants. Could it … Read More

Evening Standard Homes & Property section on Wednesday 10 November 2004

L-plate landlords Taking on the freehold of your block of flats often requires expert help, says Jane Barry. Want to buy your freehold but not sure how to go about it? There are companies that will project-manage the whole process for you from start to finish. And the time, money and aggravation they save can make it well worth paying … Read More