Blocks of flats often want to change the relationship between a leaseholder and the freeholder. But no matter how logical it may sound - for example, why should someone on the ground floor pay towards the upkeep of a lift - the fact remains that it all boils down to what is in the lease, explains Nigel Glen, chief executive of The Association of Residential Managing Agents.
Luton, Dorking and Slough are top commuter hotspots as London workers juggle house prices with the time and expense of commuting
The Bedfordshire town of Luton has beat stiff competition from Weybridge and Dorking in Surrey to top a list of Britain’s commuter hotspots. Its research took into account the average price of a home in the area, along with the length of the commute into London, frequency of trains and the likelihood of being able to sit down on the train.
House prices rose £28 a DAY on average in 2017, with Clevedon, Ashbourne and Tewkesbury being the biggest winners
New research by property website Zoopla found that an average home in Britain rose in value by a total of £9,652 this year, the equivalent of £28 a day.
Do you live in one of the 50 best places in Britain? Hart in Hampshire tops the list and the Orkney Islands win second place
The district of Hart, which includes the town of Fleet, is named the best place to live after scoring highly on factors including health and life expectancy, earnings crime rates and weather. Southern England dominates the annual top 50 list published by Halifax, securing 35 of the 50 places - with 17 in the South East, nine in the East of England, five in the South West and four in London.
The most-viewed properties for sale in 2017 revealed - including a £150k former church and a 10-bed detached London house costing £30m
The most viewed properties for sale this year range from a five-bed former church in West Yorkshire for £150k to a 10-bed house in London for almost £30million. They include an eight-bedroom detached house in London's fashionable Primrose Hill (pictured top centre) which boasts a wine cellar and bar, an emerald green cinema room and a dedicated massage room.
Is this the most luxurious ski chalet? £8million-home with indoor garden, glass bridge and climbing wall goes on sale in France's Val-d'Isère
Chalet Huskey is the largest new build chalet to be built in the popular resort of Val-d'Isère in the French Alps, and it is on the market for £8million. As well as an indoor garden with a glass bridge, it boasts an indoor swimming pool, seven bedrooms and a climbing wall. There is also a bar and a dining area that can seat 18 people.
Castles fit for a princess! Top 10 homes for sale that boast turrets (including one that is on the market for the first time in 300 years)
Newly-engaged Royal couple Prince Harry and Megan Markle have set up home in a modest cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace. But those who would like their new home to be a more regal affair, MailOnline Property has selected 10 castles for sale. However, a word of warning about living in a castle comes from property experts who insist that a Royal budget is often required to maintain them as it is not just the initial asking price that can be expensive.
Can you guess the price of these overseas homes? Take our quiz to see if you can - and guess which costs almost £100m...
Buying a holiday home in your favourite destination could not only prove the ultimate antidote to the British winter but may also prove a sound investment. We've selected a handful of overseas properties that could be the answer to your holiday home dreams - ranging from an exclusive 12-bedroom home in America's California to a much cheaper one-bedroom flat closer to home in Spain's Andalusia. But can you guess the price?
Could your gran's old sideboard, sofa or dining table be worth thousands? Sixties and Seventies furniture is making a comeback - and its value is rocketing
Furniture that was first hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s is staging a revival - and the items can now fetch thousands of pounds. 'If you are looking to sell a piece, look for labels as anything made by a Danish or Italian designer could go for £8,000 upwards,' advises Stacey Sibley of interior designers Alexander James.
The lavish home that costs £520,000 a year...to RENT! Luxury Regent's Park townhouse designed in the 1800s for the Royals and now refurbished for super-rich tenants
When someone mentions a price tag on a property of £520,000, most people would naturally think that it is the cost of buying it. But not for this Grade I listed townhouse in London's Regent's Park, where that price only covers the cost of renting the property - and just for a single year. The newly-refurbished rental property is part of a palatial terrace in London's Regents Park, designed by Royal Architect John Nash and completed in 1826.
A room with a view! Childhood home of EM Forster and inspiration for the country house in his novel Howards End goes on sale for £1.5m
The childhood abode of writer EM Forster, pictured inset, overlooking the countryside on the edge of the Hertfordshire town of Stevenage doesn't disappoint, boasting five bedrooms, an inglenook fireplace and original servant bells. The author lived at the property between the ages of four and 14, and referenced it in his 1910 novel Howards End. Now the home is on the market for £1.5million
Do you live near a Millionaire's Row? Britain's most expensive streets revealed, including the London road where a home costs £36M
Research by Zoopla said there are now 14,417 streets in Britain where the average house price is at least £1million - some 1,999 more than in 2016. Top spot is claimed by Kensington Palace Gardens, the road next door to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home, while the continuing rise of Britain's Millionaire's Rows means those without royalty as neighbours may also live near to some of Britain's most expensive roads outside London, with Roundhay Park Lane, in Leeds, Broadway, in Altrincham, and Lovelace Avenue, in Solihull, claiming top spot in their individual regions.