Section 20 struggles
Cordelia M owns a flat in a block of 60 in Camden. The freeholder is planning some major works, but...
If you receive a notice which is usually called a “section 20 notice” to do works, it should contain certain information. The notice should describe in general terms the works proposed, or specify a (reasonable) place and hours at which a description may be inspected by the leaseholder.
The notice should also explain the reasons for the proposed works and invite you as a leaseholder to give your opinions (observations) in writing within 30 days. Where applicable it should also inform leaseholders of their right to give the name (nominate) of a contractor to be contacted by the landlord to give a quote for the works. The landlord must have regard to any observation received by the due date and seek estimates from nominated contractors where applicable.
More information you might find useful:
- Section 20 Consultation for Private Landlords, Resident Management Companies and their Agents
- Section 20 Consultation for Council and other public sector landlords
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Section 20 Consultation
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