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Jeffrey Shaw

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  1. For more alpaca news, see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-54236270
  2. Wrong; I posted on this thread simply to avoid: a. starting a new one; and b. anyone on Robin Hood Energy not knowing of its demise. (Plus as perhaps a salutary tale of the perils of Local Authorities' engagement in private-sector commerce!)
  3. Harrow Street is still there but maybe Renton Street is now 'Twinkl [sic] Way'? Both run from Ecclesall Road to Napier Street. See https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Harrow+St,+Sheffield/@53.3727076,-1.4820182,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4879827c9305c343:0x5a87f0979b08d6d8!8m2!3d53.3725396!4d-1.4808702
  4. OK- so there are no real grounds on which SCC can reasonably justify refusing to sell it to you. Of course, there's still no legal obligation on them to sell.
  5. Yes- you are wrong. All that happens when the lease's unexpired drops below 80yrs is that you have to include in your sums an extra item: 50% of the marriage value.
  6. Why start with any pre-set formula? E-mails are informal. Unless you're sending a letter either as an attachment or in the body of the e-mail, just start with what you wish to say and no formal wording.
  7. Yes, an old thread- but Robin Hood Energy is now not trading. Nottingham Council has lost a packet on the company. See BBC News report at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-54056695
  8. Who uses the grassed area? Does it lead to any other properties, for instance, or does it serve only yours?
  9. Yes, length of lease is always a factor at the time of purchase. Even in 1996, the unexpired term was only 87yrs. Whether the flat is still standing in 63yrs is not relevant to OP's question, however. Post #1 asks this: I understand a little about lease extensions, that I've missed the 80 - 82 year window to extend under the conditions applicable and now would be subject to a marriage of its current value of around 100k My question is what's the best course of action? I'm disappointed of course that I didn't notice this earlier and am reluctant to pay a large sum to extend considering its purchase price. So would it be better to extend the lease, sell as it is. ( possibly at auction which is usually my choice) or pay off the loan and keep the property indefinitely. The answer is surely that even a statutory lease extension (adding 90yrs to the term; reducing the ground rent to a peppercorn) would be worthwhile considering. The premium would involve paying only half of the marriage value element. The longer that OP leaves it before acting, the less the flat will be worth. It's already just about unsaleable and unmortgageable.
  10. If buying: beware that at least some of the houses have quite short leasehold terms unexpired.
  11. Yes- better value than Dore, larger range of rentals, long park, VG bus services.
  12. The last reference to Rony on https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/search?q=rony+robinson was back on 27 March! To be fair, he is 79 yrs old. Maybe he just retired?
  13. Don't blame Post Office. PO nowadays runs just the sub-office counters, via sub-Postmasters/Postmistresses. Royal Mail is an entirely separate plc business and has been for years.
  14. Yes- although it's possible to make money too. If the vendor of the short lease (V) serves a Notice of Claim on the landlord L (freehold reversioner), the rights under it can be transferred- to the purchaser (P)- by a Deed of Assignment. Once P completes the leasehold purchase, P is able to continue the enfranchisement. Maybe P's payment to L might enable P to sell again- now as a freehold- for a price enhanced by more than the total of what P paid to V + what P paid to L.
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