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'Is Help to Buy also Help for Leaseholders?'. Much has been touted in the mainstream press about the Government's Help to Buy (HTB) scheme and what it means for buyers struggling to get on the property ladder. We discuss the implications for leasehold owners.

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'Freeholders' Legal And Surveyors Costs - Tipping the Balance of Reasonableness in Statutory Leasehold Extension Cases'. Leaseholders are obliged to pay for the freeholder's costs associated with service of a formal statutory leasehold extension or enfranchisement Notice. Discover how to control these costs.

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'Freeholders who also Operate as Managing Agents - Unmasking the Alter Ego'. Many commercial freeholders of residential leasehold property also operate as managing agents. This enables fees to be levied should leaseholders choose to exercise Right to Manage or Freehold Purchase. Learn how to cut leaseholders' costs by unmasking such alter egos.

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'Mobile Home Law - Back On Track In 2013?'. The Mobile Homes Act 2013 introduces long overdue amendments to the Mobile Homes Act 1983, in an attempt to close loopholes and, in the words of the Housing Minister, Mark Prisk, "root out the rogues".

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'Consent to Underletting – How Much Should 'Yes' Cost?'. A legal review of the factors that determine a freeholder's charges for approving the underletting of a leasehold flat.

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'ARMA Q – The Knight in Shining Service Charge Armour?'. A discussion of the announcement by the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) that they intend to extend their remit into regulation of managing agents.

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'Japanese Knotweed – A Knotty Service Charge Problem'. A legal review of knotweed service charge legislation.

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'All Change, All Change at the LVT'. Upcoming changes to the the control and management of leasehold cases in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.

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'Employing a Section 21 Notice to end an Assured Shorthold Tenancy - Look Before You Leap'Get this article in .pdf format

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'Commercial Tenants Win Right to Leasehold Enfranchisement'Get this article in .pdf format

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'Want a Drinks Licence? Part Two: A Tour of the Premises Licence Application Process'Get this article in .pdf format

NB: Since this article was authored the requisite personal licensing qualification has changed name from the 'Level 2 National Qualification for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH)' to the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH). Otherwise, all content remains revelant.

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'Want a Drinks Licence? - A Tour of the Personal Licence Application Process'Get this article in .pdf format

NB: Since this article was authored the requisite personal licensing qualification has changed name from the 'Level 2 National Qualification for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH)' to the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH). Otherwise, all content remains revelant.

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'Purchasing your Freehold? An Investigation into Freehold Types'Get this article in .pdf format

Pro-Leagle article published by LandlordZone:

'Leasehold Properties and the Recession - the Bear Trap'Get this article .pdf format

Pro-Leagle article published by Hot Property:

'Right to Manage Leaseholders - the New Force'

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'Closing Your Purse Strings to Service Charge Abuse'

Pro-Leagle article published in Park-Life magazine:

'Leasehold Flat Ownership Steps Out of the Dark Ages'

Pro-Leagle article published by LandlordZone:

'Calling Time on Property Management Sharks Through Right to Manage'

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