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Trinity property management

Hi all
looking for some advice please.
I own my house on an estate which has Trinity management doing the upkeep of estate at a monthly rate paid by all occupants.
Now selling I have been told by my solicitor they need £360 from me for Trinity to set up a new pack for the person buying my house.
Never seen anything in contact or on their website about this.
Can anyone enlighten me please.
I did ask my solicitor to look into it but all I got was ‘ if you don’t pay the sale won’t go through’ grrr! 

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  • canaldumidi
    canaldumidi Posts: 3,511 Forumite
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    What does it say in your Title document....?
  • user1977
    user1977 Posts: 13,881 Forumite
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    edited 21 May 2022 at 11:59AM
    It's completely normal for managing agents to charge for providing the management pack and dealing with the admin involved in a sale. Not sure whether £360 is above average (I'm sure your solicitor can tell you), but I've seen similar figures talked about here.
  • TBG01
    TBG01 Posts: 459 Forumite
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    It's a management pack. Your Solicitor is correct in wanting/needing to obtain one.
  • thanks for the reply’s. Just another hidden cost that was not expected. Seems a bit high to me though.
  • hazyjo
    hazyjo Posts: 15,468 Forumite
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    I've seen posts on here where people are charged double that. I doubt many charge under the £250-300 mark these days. 
    2023 wins: *must start comping again!*
  • felicityBD15
    felicityBD15 Posts: 107 Forumite
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    Yup. I’ve got a leasehold property under Trinity management and that’s their extortionate fee for the management pack. Are you freehold or leasehold? I recently discovered there’s also a 0.15% transfer fee on completion as well. Sigh.
  • Rosa_Damascena
    Rosa_Damascena Posts: 6,258 Forumite
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    I've been victim of this myself OP. It's just another one of the countless ways management companies find to rip off their tenants. 
    No man is worth crawling on this earth.

    So much to read, so little time.
  • Troy_af
    Troy_af Posts: 173 Forumite
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    edited 23 May 2022 at 12:02AM
    This is quite the norm now I believe. I was in the process of purchasing a property where the estate was ran by a management company and my solicitor could not continue to completion until they received both a management pack and answers to enquiries from the management company.

    Regarding the fee, the reason you haven't seen anything in a contract or on their website is because unfortunately this is an unregulated sector. They could legally charge £10,000 if they wanted and there would be no way for you to challenge, so if I were you I would be quite content with it only being £360.
  • Rosa_Damascena
    Rosa_Damascena Posts: 6,258 Forumite
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    Troy_af said:
    This is quite the norm now I believe. I was in the process of purchasing a property where the estate was ran by a management company and my solicitor could not continue to completion until they received both a management pack and answers to enquiries from the management company.

    Regarding the fee, the reason you haven't seen anything in a contract or on their website is because unfortunately this is an unregulated sector. They could legally charge £10,000 if they wanted and there would be no way for you to challenge, so if I were you I would be quite content with it only being £360.
    Its all a license to print money.

    One of the reasons I sold was that I was so utterly sick and tired of unreasonable and unjustifiable demands coming out of nowhere from the managing agents. An additional £350 or so was a small price to be rid of them.
    No man is worth crawling on this earth.

    So much to read, so little time.
  • Suzycoll
    Suzycoll Posts: 144 Forumite
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    maserace said:
    Hi all
    looking for some advice please.
    I own my house on an estate which has Trinity management doing the upkeep of estate at a monthly rate paid by all occupants.
    Now selling I have been told by my solicitor they need £360 from me for Trinity to set up a new pack for the person buying my house.
    Never seen anything in contact or on their website about this.
    Can anyone enlighten me please.
    I did ask my solicitor to look into it but all I got was ‘ if you don’t pay the sale won’t go through’ grrr! 
    hi
    sorry to jump on an old post, I have sent a private message to you maserace regarding Trinity . thanks
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