The team at Orchard Block Management want to be as helpful as possible. When we set our business up we found that it can be really hard to find leasehold help and advice that is impartial and genuinely helpful. That’s why we have put together this page, drawing together advice from our own experiences as well as other reputable sources across England and Wales.
The Legal Bit
This information is general in nature and should not be relied on in relation to any particular property transaction, purchase or action. It is only for use in helping signpost you or assist you in taking action. It only applies to properties in England and Wales. You will need to take advice from your solicitor about any property you have agreed to buy or lease before you are committed to buy it – this will usually mean before you enter into a contract to buy it.
Here are a number of links to free downloads of information either from our site or reputable sources in the UK.
This is our own collection of simplistic definitions of terms associated with property in general.
If you are or represent a group of residents looking into the Right To Manage then this is a simple guide that can help.
Here is a helpful guide from the Leasehold Advisory Service
Interest Groups, Advisory Services and Trade Associations
The trade association ARMA helps to self regulate the world of managing agents. It has its own code of practice which its members adhere closely to.
Lease is a UK Government backed and funded organisation formed to provide leasehold advice and help to all.
The institute provide help and advice to property managers and agents including a recognised professional qualification structure.