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Sterling are proud to have assisted a client in setting an important legal precedent at the Upper Tribunal during a recent long running case. The decision by the Upper Tribunal involved the ability of a Property Owner, in this case a Freeholder, to recover the reasonable costs they had incurred via their managing agents in dealing with an Enfranchisement Claim that had been made upon them. The decision gave important and welcome clarification to this area of law and ensured that where costs had been reasonably incurred in utilising the services of an agent in assisting with the handling of…
Sterling have recently been appointed on a number of new medium to large developments in and around London and are currently assisting the various developers in producing site schemes in according with planning requirements. This also includes providing assistance with respect to the creation of appropriate leases and ownership agreements as well as advising on professional management strategies that can be smoothly implemented once construction is completed. We have and are assisting the developers in the asset management and implementation of such. We are also working with architects and sales agents in ensuring that the ongoing management and maintenance of…
Sterling are proud to announce that after a protracted legal battle with the Landlord of a large mixed use development a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf, the Right To Manage procedure has been successfully undertaken on behalf of its residential leaseholders. The development comprises residential, commercial and shared ownership tenure in excess of 170 units. Having had Sterling at the helm for just over a year, the leaseholders have commented on the great improvements made in both the reduction of service charge costs, which incorporated an insurance premium saving of circa £33,000 as well as the implementation of a long…
In early 2012, Sterling assisted the leaseholders of two blocks of flats in London N17 comprising 36 units in total, who had previously suffered poor management practices brought on by the freeholder and their appointed managing agents for well over eight years. We are proud to have worked with the leaseholders in acquiring the Right to Manage on their behalf. Following this, Sterling assisted its leaseholders in challenging service charge and major works costs for previous years at the First-tier Tribunal, which involved a long drawn out legal battle lasting over 18 months. Having recently received the ruling from the…
A potential sticking point for any Right To Manage claim is in relation to appurtenant property that may exist on a shared estate of multiple ownership types, for examples where there are houses with rent charges and suchlike. However this was successfully dealt with by Sterling when dealing with two stunning Grade II* listed blocks of flats that reside independently on a larger estate which included a number of freehold houses. The management of the shared estate areas, being known as the appurtenant property, was claimed as part of the Right To Manage process for the blocks, although the Landlord…
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