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    • ShimmerG0ld
    • By ShimmerG0ld 12th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
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    Factors/Title deeds and satellite dishes (scotland)
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
    Factors/Title deeds and satellite dishes (scotland) 12th Jan 18 at 6:33 PM
    Looking for some advice regarding satellite dishes/factors in scotland and title deeds.

    We’re first time home owners and stay in a block of flats.
    We moved into the property in August and continued with other service/contract with Sky, this was installed in September.
    In October we received a letter from our property factors saying a neighbour had complained and if we could remove this. After checking the title deeds we were able to provide evidence to our factors that we were allowed to make these changes, no where on the document did it say this was not the case. This was then left but just recently our factors have been in touch to say they have amended the title deeds.

    Can factors make these changes when this wasn’t what we signed?

    The satellite dish is at the back of the property and restricts no view and we are on the top floor.
    There are other satellite dishes in view on other buildings which would cause more damage.


    Hopefully in the right section!

    Any advice please?
    Thank you
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 12th Jan 18, 7:34 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 7:34 PM
    What was the evidence you produced? What is the dish mounted on (bear in mind that external walls are common property, not exclusive to the flat they surround)? Does the deed of conditions say nothing at all about dishes/aerials?

    The factors might have some sort of power to make management regulations (if it says that in the deeds) but I don't think those should have retrospective effect.

    Factors are unlikely to spend much time/money pursuing this, if the neighbours have a serious problem they'll need to take further action themselves.
    • googler
    • By googler 12th Jan 18, 9:32 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 9:32 PM
    Sorry, but I don't see how the factors can amend the title deeds for all the flats, including yours, without involving each resident's solicitors, and your solicitor. A factor is employed to maintain the common areas and such, not to handle your legal affairs.

    For the typical freehold Scottish flat, each resident holds the title for their own portion of the building, with a 'joint and several' clause for ownership of communal areas with others. There's no title deed for the building, separate from each of the owners
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