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I moved into a house on a new build estate a few years back.

 

The estate is now nearing completion and as such a management company (Trinity Estates) with a reputation for being c*nts has taken over the management of the communal areas - basically the roads in our case.

 

One of the concerns over the last year was the way the developer had subtly adjusted their plans which had involved building more houses on the development. They;re building 4 bed houses but only providing 1 parking space with the inevitable result that many people park on the road.

 

This isn't a huge problem but sometimes it gets stupid (blocked drives or even a blocked road when the binmen come round). Sometimes it's because the owner is lazy (can't be arsed to use their space) but mostly it's a result of s**** planning.

 

The problem is the management company have now said as they've had some complaints, they will introduce ticketing on the estate, so anyone parking on the road (regardless of whether it is an issue or not) could get ticketed.

 

What's f*cked me off is this high handed letter came though after no consultation or warning from the company, just that this is what they were going to do (and no doubt charge is for) and that was that.

 

I'm pretty sure they can't do that without consultation, especially when the estate isn't completed yet (with the result that some parking is not yet available and often the issues are caused by contractors).

 

Anyone had to deal with this sort of issue?

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I have had dealings with Trinity Estates for years

 

 

 

they are a gang of w*****s and you have zero chance of getting anywhere with them in a constructive, sensible way that doesn't involve legal threats

 

 

 

you need to get all the residents AND owners (if some houses are rented) decide what you want and then tell Trinity that they either sort it or you'll go to the Land Tribunal and apply to get them removed

 

 

make sure you come up with a simple solution that causes Trinity virtually no inconvenience or they won't do anything, as doing nothing constructive is their default position

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Cheers Molby.

 

What would the land tribunal involve?

 

The developer's have f***ed up here (but will skate off into the sunset) but I'm buggered if I'm being held to ransom by this gang of f*cknuts.

 

thinking on, the Lands Tribunal is more for commercial disputes

 

 

 

what you need to do is resolve a 3 way dispute between the freeholders, the management company and the tenants (that's you, if you bought a 999 lease or whatever)

 

 

so, do you have the freehold or do you pay an anual ground rent?

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thinking on, the Lands Tribunal is more for commercial disputes

 

 

 

what you need to do is resolve a 3 way dispute between the freeholders, the management company and the tenants (that's you, if you bought a 999 lease or whatever)

 

 

so, do you have the freehold or do you pay an anual ground rent?

 

Freehold although there are flats and shared-ownership properties on the estate that do pay ground rent.

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Who is going to be doing the ticketing? If it's a private company and not the local authority then they are unenforceable so you should just ignore them.

 

Will do that if it gets that far but these a******s will also pass the cost of it back to us - and they get litigious very quickly if you query why they have upped their bill and chose not to pay without an explanation.

 

Its extortion - probably run somewhere by that Wonga c***.

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Freehold although there are flats and shared-ownership properties on the estate that do pay ground rent.

 

so who do the roads belong to? one would presume it's a freeholder that contracted Trinity to look after the estate, including roads

but that freeholder will be the developer unless they sold the freehold

 

either way you build your case against Trinity on the basis that their remedy to the parking problem is not appropriate - for this you need the support of the residents, freeholders and leaseholders

 

that's your first step I think, so get your clipboard out

 

if you sought legal council before that, it would probably involve a barrister telling you he'd look at it for you but you'd need to give him a grand just to get out of bed

 

 

so I'd say get a letter out first or suchlike and then follow it up and get a decent majority on your side - but you'd need a simple solution that doesn't make anyone's position worse or people won't get on board

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so who do the roads belong to? one would presume it's a freeholder that contracted Trinity to look after the estate, including roads

but that freeholder will be the developer unless they sold the freehold

 

either way you build your case against Trinity on the basis that their remedy to the parking problem is not appropriate - for this you need the support of the residents, freeholders and leaseholders

 

that's your first step I think, so get your clipboard out

 

if you sought legal council before that, it would probably involve a barrister telling you he'd look at it for you but you'd need to give him a grand just to get out of bed

 

 

so I'd say get a letter out first or suchlike and then follow it up and get a decent majority on your side - but you'd need a simple solution that doesn't make anyone's position worse or people won't get on board

 

 

That's the route i'm going although i don't know if there's any other recourse or trading body to hold this lot to account. Especially if they act up. I'm wondering if we as residents can f*** them off entirely.

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That's the route i'm going although i don't know if there's any other recourse or trading body to hold this lot to account. Especially if they act up. I'm wondering if we as residents can f*** them off entirely.

 

you can

 

but you need the numbers - big majority and a good reason will help

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you can

 

but you need the numbers - big majority and a good reason will help

 

 

Turns out most of my road is on the war path.

 

The lying c**** said they'd been tracking licence numbers to the houses (they can't) and have quoted a series of clauses in the letter which don't exist in our transfer documents.

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