Management of mixed use schemes

Management of mixed use schemes guidance:

An arms length management organisation (ALMO) is a not-for-profit company that provides housing services on behalf of a local housing authority (LHA). Usually an ALMO is...

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The Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management) (Service Charges) (England) Order 2016, SI 2016/518 approves the Service Charge Residential...

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Where a certificate is required to ascertain the service charge then it has been held in Urban Splash Work Ltd v Ridgway and another [2018] UKUT 32 (LC) that there is no...

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Repair and improvements A tenant will not generally be expected to pay for the landlord to upgrade or improve its property as opposed to repairing it. The length of a...

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The court may imply an obligation on the landlord to provide certain services in the absence of an express covenant to do so. Where a landlord takes the benefit of a...

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Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967) and Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993) gave long leasehold tenants an individual and collective...

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When selling a freehold property, sellers may wish to create positive covenants for future owners to perform. Problems may arise with the enforcement of positive...

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The commonhold association is a private company (limited by guarantee) incorporated under the Companies Act 1985. The unit-holders are the only permitted members of the...

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The Regulator of Social Housing Social housing is regulated under Part 2 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (HRA 2008). Until 1 October 2018, under HRA 2008, s 92A,...

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When reviewing a lease within a moderately small residential flat scheme which consists of a principal building containing the flats and some communal external areas or...

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Scheme outline This is the most straightforward residential flat scheme to establish. However, developers do not typically hold and manage rented property, so even though...

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Where a developer has reserved only a nominal ground rent under the flat leases and also has no wish to manage the development once all the flat leases have been granted,...

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One of the most common management schemes adopted by developers of residential flats is for the developer to retain the reversionary interest but to contract out the...

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What is a concurrent lease? In the context of residential flat schemes, a concurrent lease is a lease of the reversion that is granted by a developer to a management...

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Inadequate insurance or service charge provisions A landlord of a flat lease may covenant to insure or provide other services 'subject to and conditional...

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When do the consultation requirements apply? A landlord must consult with its tenants before: • undertaking qualifying works (defined in section 20ZA of the Landlord and...

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Statute limits the amount that may be recovered from tenants of dwellings by way either of service or administration charges. In both cases the landlord may recover no...

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