Quiz - how well do you understand your lease?
Understand the key things you should know about your lease. If you are a purchaser, this can help make sure your solicitor has covered all of these points and explained them clearly to you.
It is usually the case that every leaseholder has to contribute towards roof repairs as they are deemed to be common parts.
However, legally you only pay for the costs of roof repair, if your lease has a term which obliges you to pay for these works.
Therefore, you should refer to the terms of your lease in order to establish what you are required to pay for. If your lease requires you to contribute for roof repairs and you think the costs are too high and unreasonable, you can try and challenge these.
Furthermore, the landlord, when carrying out major works like roof repairs, will most likely be required to follow section 20 consultation which will give you a right, amongst others, to give your observations about the works and propose a contractor.
More information you might find useful:
- Service Charges and other issues
- Resolutions for service charge disputes
- Section 20 Consultation
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Service Charges
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