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  1. Note: it's no longer possible to create an EPA, although any already existing (when Lasting Powers of Attorney were introduced) are still valid. As Jomie say, there two types of LPA- 'property' and 'health'. Each needs to be registered with The Court of Protection.
  2. Replies #2-7 all deal with Lasting Power of Attorney. But OP's enquiry seems to ask about a different topic, a (General) Power of Attorney. This is one of the dangers of sourcing advice online. BobOfRoth: please clarify which type was what you sought.
  3. Well, that depends on its contractual obligations- so OP should look at the Building Contract/Purchase contract into which Gleeson entered.
  4. Anyway: it seems that the Referendum - as with May 2020's SCC elections and others- will be deferred to 2021, on account of The Lurgi.
  5. Much depends on the precise wording of your lease. Also see s.19(2) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (yes, really!) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo5/17-18/36/section/19 A relevant extract follows, with my underlining added: (2) In all leases whether made before or after the commencement of this Act containing a covenant condition or agreement against the making of improvements without a licence or consent, such covenant condition or agreement shall be deemed, notwithstanding any express provision to the contrary, to be subject to a proviso that such licence or consent is not to be unreasonably withheld; but this proviso does not preclude the right to require as a condition of such licence or consent the payment of a reasonable sum in respect of any damage to or diminution in the value of the premises or any neighbouring premises belonging to the landlord, and of any legal or other expenses properly incurred in connection with such licence or consent nor, in the case of an improvement which does not add to the letting value of the holding, does it preclude the right to require as a condition of such licence or consent, where such a requirement would be reasonable, an undertaking on the part of the tenant to reinstate the premises in the condition in which they were before the improvement was executed.
  6. This rather depends on whether the purchaser currently lives in an area where leasehold houses are commonplace. If he/she doesn't, you'd perhaps be right.
  7. Coppen often does not reply to letters. The only way to elicit a response is by buying the f/r (freehold reversion) and serving a Notice of Claim [Leasehold Reform Act 1967]. I do not recommend trying this unaided. But it's usually not cost-effective to buy the f/r unless: a. the lease has an unexpired term of less that 100yrs; or b. you wish to alter the house AND the lease restricts your freedom to do this (i.e. the purchase of f/r would be better value than paying £££ for a consent fee but remaining a leaseholder).
  8. RS also used to have a drop-in studio base in Union Street, from which at least a couple of programmes each week were transmitted live.
  9. What sort of 'land claim'? If you mean that you occupy land not owned by you but wish to claim it by Adverse Possession, see useful HMLR information in Practice Guide 4 via https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adverse-possession-of-registered-land [Note: PG5 applies instead if the land is not yet registered]
  10. A leaseholder does have to pay service charge reserved by the lease, although there are various ways in which the amount demanded can be challenged.
  11. Yes. Coppen does not always read the precise provisions. If the covenant does not restrict the choice of insurer: a. Coppen can't introduce a restriction or demand a fee; and b. no s.164 Notice of Cover is needed either. When you refer to £5 per half-year (or £30 per year), are you meaning: a. ground rent; or b. insurance consent fee?
  12. There is a separate thread about SCC governance and Sheffield's 2020 Referendum which- if successful- might improve the position. See https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/471385-sheffield-2020-referendum/
  13. A house's tenant (leaseholder) T can use s.164 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. This requires an Annual Notice of Cover to the landlord L. If it's validly served, L cannot charge any fee to T.
  14. Different firms charge different amounts. There is no standard scale or general fee applicable. Some seek a % of the actual sale price. Others charge a fixed fee (but note that they might be entitled to this even if the sale is not completed). It always depends on the firm's Terms and Conditions of Business. Best advice: telephone a few EAs whose 'sale' boards are seen in the vicinity of your property and ask what they charge.
  15. Er, how does that relate to the Scotland-NI bridge?
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