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What should the notice of intention to carry out major works contain?

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.


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