69 The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7AA

Flat Service Charge Disputes, Lease Extensions & Freehold Acquisition

Are you having problems which need to be resolved?

I have used Nantes professionally and personally for near on 13 years. Highly recommended.
[Daniel Magee]

As a flat owner you have many rights to protect you from your freeholder or its agent. These generally come under the following groups of rights:

  • Protection from unreasonable service charges
  • The right to extend your flat lease by up to 90 years
  • The right to purchase the freehold in conjunction with other owners
  • The right to take over the management of the block or house, again with the other owners (this is often the cheapest and simplest option)

If you are having problems which need to be resolved we would always suggest that you try to work in a group of owners to reduce costs.

As well as helping individual flat owners, we can assist the resident owned flat management company, either straight away, or after it has either acquired the freehold or taken over under the rights to manage.

We will normally charge a flat annual fee for looking after the company, which would include updating it on changes in the law, acting as company secretary, filing accounts and annual returns, and just being available to answer questions. We would also attend the AGM occasionally, or always if there is potential trouble.

Are you having problems which need to be resolved?
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Things we can do for you

Nantes Solicitors is a leading law firm based in Dorset with a long established reputation for legal expertise and excellent customer care. The firm has been practising since the 1800s and our heritage has helped us to develop considerable business and local knowledge that can benefit our clients. We have offices in Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland, and deal with most areas of legal work. Each of our departments is led by one of our Directors who brings significant experience and knowledge to your matter. We pride ourselves on being forward-thinking and for providing advice that is as straightforward as possible.

Our commitment to our clients is to provide a high quality, cost effective service that delivers the best outcome possible. We will listen to your objectives, help you to achieve them and we will resolve any problems that may arise along the way. To discuss your needs with no obligation please call one of our offices or email us.

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The easiest way to contact us is to call during normal office hours which are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Appointments outside of office hours (or at your home if you cannot get in to see us) are available by arrangement.

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