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Extending a leasehold, Section 42 and the LVT

Extending a leasehold, Section 42 and the LVT

I recently completed a leasehold extension which involved issuing a Section 42 notice and applying to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. It was a long process but now that it is over I can share an account of what happened. If you have bought a property in the UK there is a high chance that you have bought a leasehold. A leasehold is like a [...]

How to get an ordinary power of attorney

How to get an ordinary power of attorney

There are two types of power of attorney (PoA) in England. There is a lasting power of attorney (which replaced the enduring power of attorney), and the ordinary power of attorney. The lasting power of attorney can be used to grant someone the power to handle your financial, property and health affairs if you are no longer able to deal [...]

Certified copies of documents for £7

Certified copies of documents for £7

I was recently sent a letter from a company I have an account with telling me that I needed to provide them with certified copies of two documents in order to verify my identity. A certified copy is a photocopy of a document (such as passport, utility bill, birth certificate) that has been verified as being true by a person who holds a certain [...]

Tips and advice for buying windows

After recently buying some windows myself here are some tips that I have put together. This advice is aimed at people living in Britain but much of it applies for where ever you may live. 1. If you can, inspect windows previously installed by the company. The window company may be able to provide addresses of people whose windows you can view. [...]