It is now two weeks since our letter was sent to Freehold Investment Ltd at the address given in their notices to us. It was also copied to The Company Secretary at the registered office address in Solihull. No response, or even an acknowledgement was received. The sole director of Freehold Investment Ltd. is Christopher Avery.
One leaseholder has kindly sought some legal advice for us through a contact he has. You will see from what I have pasted below that we can take until 26 Dec having expressed interest without incurring any costs on behalf of the freehold owner U and I (see www.uandiplc.com). We remain convinced that U and I will want to be seen to act in a socially responsible manner. In the absence of a timely reply from their agent we think we should contact U and I direct.
We need to have a comprehensive list of the owners of the apartments, this can be obtained direct from Land Registry, but there is a cost for this data. It would be more cost effective to tabulate what we know already and then identify which apartments we do not have information about ownership. There were people at our meeting from all floors of Hebble Wharf. Is this a task we can divide up between us – list the apartments on each floor where we do not know who is the owner and people call on their neighbours to ask if they are owners or renters and if renters who is the owner?
If we do this we may only be left with a very small number that we have to use the paid for land registry route.