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Section 20 struggles

Cordelia M owns a flat in a block of 60 in Camden. The freeholder is planning some major works, but Ms M does not think they need doing. She contacted LEASE to find out what she could do.

The LEASE adviser first explained the Section 20 process, and how it offers leaseholders a chance to comment on the proposed work. If the freeholder presses on with the work it could then be challenged in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). The adviser explained that in this case evidence should be collected to support the leaseholders’ case, for example a surveyor’s report.

Ms M said that LEASE had provided her with “a fantastic and knowledgeable service! The issue I consulted LEASE about is continuing but am armed now with good advice.”

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