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Owners of Leasehold Flats to Get New Safeguard

16th May 2013|POSTED BY: Admin

Owners of leasehold flats will get greater protection against poor service from managing agents following the launch of a new regulatory regime today.

The new regime, which has received cross-party support, has been developed by the industrys trade body ARMA and contains a number of measures specifically designed to protect leaseholders.

Most significant is the immediate introduction of independent scrutiny of ARMA agents by a regulatory panel led by former housing mi... Read More ...

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Government Move to Protect Leaseholders Welcomed

23rd April 2013|POSTED BY: Admin

A Government amendment to the Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Bill that will require residential leasehold managing agents to sign up to a redress scheme has been welcomed by ARMA, the industrys leading trade body.

The decision comes in response to vigorous lobbying in the House of Lords, led by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town, and after years of campaigning by ARMA and consumer organisations for statutory regulation of the leasehold sector.

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Philips v Francis: What Does It Mean?

17th January 2013|POSTED BY: Admin

A recent decision of the High Court has overturned the previously accepted view of how S20 consultation should be carried out by landlords.

At this stage, it is not possible for ARMA to issue definitive guidance about when S20 notices are now required following this decision. But we have set out the potential implications of the case in this special briefing.

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The case concerns an estate of over 150 holiday chalets let on 999 year leases in Cornwall. In 2... Read More ...

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