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I am a flat owner. Who is responsible for maintaining and repairing the common parts?

This will generally depend on the terms of your lease so check the lease first to see whether this is specified.

Under most leases of flats the leaseholder is responsible for the internal parts of their flat unless they are structural. The lease will usually have a definition to make it clear as to what is included as part of the leaseholder’s obligations to maintain.

The landlord is generally responsible for the exterior, structure and any common parts.

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