Author Archives: Richard Hoque

Selling your home with a missing Electrical Installation Certificate


When selling your home, one of the first things your solicitor will ask you to complete is the TA6 Property Information Form. Completing this form often reveals issues you were previously unaware of.
The TA6 form will ask if you have the documentation to prove that any notifiable work carried out at your property meets building regulations. At this point, sellers who have had electrical work done at their property often realise that they are missing an Electrical Installation Certificate, or EIC.
Written by guest author Chris Salmon of Quittance Legal Services, this article explains what to do.

Managing Leasehold Property during the Coronavirus Crisis


The coronavirus crisis has presented an unprecedented challenge to everyone, nevertheless life goes on and the business of managing leasehold property does not stop. We have to adapt to these changed conditions with Property Managers working from home, Directors Meetings being held remotely using technology and much else. This article provides some guidance for the management of leasehold property under these exceptional circumstances.

Leasehold Buildings : Introduction to Asbestos Management


Buildings constructed before the year 2000 may still have asbestos in a surprisingly large number of different building materials. It’s only when these materials are damaged or disturbed that tiny asbestos fibres can be released into the air which can be breathed in to cause serious lung problems later in life.

This article outlines the responsibilities of freeholders, management companies and their managing agents to prepare Asbestos Risk Register and Asbestos Management Plan.

Freehold and Leasehold explained, and the obligations of the Freeholder and Leaseholder


In UK property, it’s necessary to understand what is freehold and leasehold property. This PMMS article describes these two types of property ownership, and also the typical obligations in the lease of freeholders and leaseholders.

Block Management : Freeholder, Residents Management Company and Managing Agent


In block management, there is often confusion about the role of the freeholder, residents management company and the managing agent in leasehold property. This PMMS article describes these roles, and also how they may work together, which varies depending upon the arrangements that are in place.