Posted by Hollie Lilley, Associate
According to the results of the latest “Which?” survey revealed today, 27% of UK adults have suffered some form of nuisance caused by their neighbours in the last year. The most common problem is noise caused by loud voices, music, pets or building work.
If the flat owners think they can do a better job of managing the building, they have a few options open to them.
Many landlords know they need to register new tenants’ deposits with a tenancy deposit scheme but do you re-register this deposit if the original tenancy period has expired? If you aren’t getting registration right you may not be able to gain possession of your property and could face fines.
There are many circumstances where you might look into getting an injunction in a property dispute. For example: a developer building very close to your property may affect your right to light; a neighbour interfering with your right of access or causing noise nuisance, or people trespassing onto your property.
Property owners – have you checked that your registered address is accurate and up-to-date at the Land Registry? Failing to do so could have serious consequences.