How to Buy a Flat
All You Need to Know on Apartment Living and Letting
By (author) Liz Hodgkinson
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How to Buy a Flat by Liz Hodgkinson
Book DescriptionBuying a flat to live in or to let is different from buying and living in a house. For example, apartments are sold leasehold rather than freehold which means you buy a length of tenure rather than the property itself. This can have serious implications when the freeholder suddenly hikes up the service charges or lands you with a six figure sum for exterior decoration. And more quarrels and lawsuits arise among flat dwellers than with any other type of housing. So it is essential that, if you can't 'love thy neighbor' you can at least co-exist reasonably peacefully together for everyone's benefit. This book explains the complicated leasehold laws governing flats and gives expert advice on how to live amicably in an apartment building. It features topics such as: understanding the laws that govern multiple occupation; the different types of communal housing available; how leases work; management and articles of Association; common problems and their solutions; choosing an ideal apartment; buying the freehold; and dealing with nuisance neighbours. Contents: 1. The history of apartment dwellings 2. What type of flat is it best to buy? 3. The lease 4. Management 5. Increasing the value of your flat 6. Ex-local authority blocks 7. Letting a flat 8. When things go wrong 9. Buying abroad 10. Conclusions Resources Index
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845281151
(235mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Imprint: How To Books Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 26-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Liz Hodgkinson
Liz Hodgkinson is an experienced property developer, landlord and journalist. Over the past decade she has bought, renovated and rented out or lived in many flats of all kinds, from new-build to Victorian, from purpose-built 60s and 70s blocks, to conversions and mansion blocks. She contributes a regular landlord and tenant column to the Evening Standard and also writes for the Mail on Sunday, The Lady, Saga, The Independent and Daily Mail. She is a regular broadcaster on radio and television. She is based in Worthing, Sussex.
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