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  • Leasehold Property

    Freeholder information

    Am I right in thinking that a managing agent has to tell you the names of every director and secretary of the freehold company if you are a leaseholders?
    I am sure I found the legislation for this before but now cant find it

    Any help is appreciated
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    Why not just look it up at Companies House? https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk

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    It is an offshore company based in the Seychelles 
    I dont know if there is such a register for offshore companies
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    I can't say that the managing agent must provide details of directors, but there is a legal obligation to provide the name of the landlord (which may be a company) and an address for service, which must be in the UK.  This could be the managing agent's office.  I have never (as a block manager and letting agent) come across any requirement to provide details of anyone else.  There is a legal form of notice which must be served on leaseholders.  Most rend demands include this notice as a matter of course, strictly speaking rent is not due unless such notice has been provided.

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    Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

    Section 2: disclosure of directors, &c. of corporate landlord.

    If the landlord is a body corporate, the tenant is entitled, by serving a written request, to know the name and address of every director and of the secretary of the company. The request must be answered within 21 days of receipt of the request. The request for the identity of the landlord may be made to any person who has demanded rent, or any agent acting for the landlord. The individual who receives it must then forward it on to the landlord as soon as may be or commit a summary offence. The landlord must then provide the information or commit a summary offence.

    There is a defence of “reasonable excuse”.

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    Tenants have two main statutory rights - at civil law under s47 & s48 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987, and at criminal law under s1 & s2 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985.

    s47 A demand for rent must include the landlord’s (freeholder’s) name and address wherever that may be in the world.

    s48 A demand for rent must include an address in England and Wales where a tenant can serve a notice or proceedings on that Landlord even if the Landlord is overseas.

    s1 It is a criminal offence for an agent or last person receiving rent for the landlord not to supply the landlord's details within 21 days of receiving a written request so to do.

    s2 It is a criminal offence if the landlord is a company, not to supply names of every director and the secretary within 21 days of receiving a record written request so to do

    PM me if you want help in how to address the 2nd request for the directors and secretary in order to minimise any wiggle room for the agents say they don't know.

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    I know it wasn't my question, but I do love this answer.  Every day's a school day!

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    Thanks Danny 
    That was the piece of legislation I had seen before. Intriguing about them wriggling out of it. I will pm you.
    Thanks again
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