1. VERTICAL SEPARATION
Under a recent ruling, buildings which are vertically separated (ie, they aren’t ‘attached’ to a neighbouring property by anything such as a walkway, atriums, or underground car park) must now make separate applications – even if they are part of the same estate or development. It’s fair to say the industry is still finding its feet with this legislation, and some Freeholders are using it as a reason to force Residents Groups to re-serve Right To Manage Applications which have already been made.
In the picture below, despite being separate buildings, a joint application would have to be made – as there is a shared glass walkway linking them together.