More property advice surgeries planned for flat owners

As a result of the success of the free Property Advice Surgery run by Ross & Co Chartered Surveyors for local owners of long leasehold flats, held at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club on 18th October, a further series of Surgeries are now planned for next year.

The first Surgery was run jointly with Stephen Rimmer Solicitors and for future ones other firms of solicitors will be involved. Dates and venues around Eastbourne will be announced in the New Year.

At the Surgery, flat owners received free professional advice on matters relating to the management of blocks of flats and lease extensions. Individual private appointments were made with the various advisers present, including block management specialists, a valuation surveyor and two solicitors.

“Should anyone have issues regarding their block of flats, which are not being dealt with satisfactorily by their managing agents, or need help with a lease extension, then please contact us and make an appointment for free advice on 01323 642426. Alternatively, you will be welcome to come to one of our future free Property Advice Surgeries. Flat owners are often confused by the paperwork that has to be issued by managing agents.

Guidance is available from the ARMA and RICS websites, but a personal explanation is often simpler. At Ross & Co we are keen to help leaseholders understand the lease terms and legal obligations imposed by legislation,” said Anton Bree, MD of Ross & Co.

For further information, please call Anton Bree on 01323 841814.