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Ground Rents Update

By Bernie Wales / 10th February 2018 / 0 Comments

On 21st December 2017, I emailed my subscribers to notify them of the government’s intention to ban ground rents. This unexpected announcement by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, sent shockwaves through the freehold buying community … and raised cheers from the #leaseholdscandal brigade, who had been calling for leasehold reform…

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Freehold Title Splitting – Where Do I Start?

By Bernie Wales / 12th May 2014 / 0 Comments

My Telephone Consultation Service tends to keep me fairly busy with all kinds of questions to do with my area of expertise.  This time the question was about how to get started down the road of freehold title splitting. Here’s what I had to say; Dear ????? Thank you for your questions about getting started down the…

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My FREE Download – Perfect if You’re Selling a Flat With a Short Lease

By Bernie Wales / 2nd May 2014 / 0 Comments

I’ve just released my latest FREE download, which I’ve written to help people faced with a specific issue that more and more have to face … selling a flat with a short lease. No-one looks back on that awful moment when their Estate Agent tells them that they have a Short Lease with anything other than gloom.…

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Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes – FCA PS13/3

By Bernie Wales / 18th February 2014 / 0 Comments

In the property investment world, by far the biggest talking point throughout January was FCA PS13/3 – the latest Policy Statement relating to Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes.  To the outside world it’s a great cure for insomnia, but it sent many property investors into a panic. There were even webinars and articles entitled “RIP  Joint…

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Buying the Freehold When You're on Your Own

By Bernie Wales / 12th February 2014 / 0 Comments

Here’s a question about buying the freehold of a block of three flats that’s come to light via my Telephone Consultation Service.  As with many of the questions I receive, there is a challenge that needs to be overcome, you just need to follow the correct process; Dear ?????, Thank you for your enquiry about buying the…

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Obtain Your Lease Extension Before the Costs Increase

By Bernie Wales / 3rd February 2014 / 0 Comments

I had another really interesting question via my Telephone Consultation Service, this week and I thought it would make another useful post.  Lease extension was the subject in hand and this particular individual found themselves in a situation affecting 7 flats. Here was my response; Dear ??????, It was good to talk to you this afternoon…

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Absentee Freeholder – What Can You Do?

By Bernie Wales / 27th January 2014 / 45 Comments

As you, probably know, I offer a Telephone Consultation Service, which includes the option of a quick 15 minute chat to discuss any particular leasehold issue that you may be facing.  These 15 minute calls are a great source of questions that I can answer on my blog and, therefore, help anyone facing a similar…

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Property Showcase – Ask the Expert – Property Search TV

By Bernie Wales / 11th December 2013 / 0 Comments

Scroll down to see Bernie’s TV debut Property Showcase is a new television programme brought you from the people at Property Search TV (, who are pioneering a new way of renting, letting, buying and selling property using television and film (see below).  You can see the programme at 6:30pm on Monday evenings on Showcase…

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Freehold to Leasehold Title Splitting – Rachel's Question

By Bernie Wales / 26th March 2013 / 0 Comments

I recently got a message from a pin Academy member about freehold to leasehold title splitting. It read as follows: Hi Bernie, I was wondering if i could ask for your advice. I am looking at a mid terraced property that has been split into 3 units by the current owner. It originally went on…

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Property Investment Networking

By Bernie Wales / 1st July 2012 / 0 Comments

New to PIN Meetings? Come along, it’s on me… Have you been out property investment networking lately?  Have you tried PIN (the Property Investors Network)? I’m pleased to announce an event taking place next week at Canary Wharf. It’s happening on the evening of July 5th and it’s a great opportunity to soak up some practical…

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