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Leasehold Advisory Service

Address:
31 Worship Street, London, London, EC2A 2DX
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
0207 374 5380
Opening times:
9.30 - 5.00
Sector:
Public

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Advice for people with housing enquiries.For example,if they are moving property,are waiting to be allocated a local authority property or feel that they are living in sub-standard accomodation.
Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties. A third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate their own settlement (facilitative mediation).
Sheltered Housing is often called retirement housing schemes, both to rent and to buy. Prices and types of houses vary enormously. A small second-hand flat can be found for £100,000 in some parts of the country. Brand new properties cost more. Once all the properties in a new sheltered or retirement housing scheme have been sold the ongoing management of the scheme is usually transferred to a management company, which may be either commercial or non-profit making. The scheme manager and other services are paid through a service charge, ranging from a few pounds a week in a scheme with no manager to £100 or more a week if meals and extra amenities are provided. However in the majority of ordinary sheltered or retirement schemes the charge is in the range of £20-40 a week. In addition you will have to pay ground rent which could vary from £50 a year to £300 or more, council tax, water charges, contents insurance, telephone & fuel bills.