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01 - Leaseholder’s notice for a written summary of insurance cover under Section 30A and paragraph 2 of the Schedule to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

Read More A leaseholder can request the landlord for a written summary of the current insurance cover for their building. This notice enables them to do so.

02 - Leaseholder’s notice for inspection of insurance policy etc. under Section 30A and paragraph 3 of the Schedule to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

Read More Leaseholders can ask their landlord for inspection of the insurance policy and any documents supporting the written summary -e.g. receipts providing evidence of payment of premiums - for the current period or the immediately preceding period. This notice enables them to do so.

03 - Notice of potential claim by leasehold to insurer under Section 30A and paragraph 7 of the Schedule to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

Read More Leaseholders have a right to notify the insurance company about a potential claim and provide a brief description of the damage. This should be done within six months, or any longer period allowed by the policy. This notice enables them to do so.

04 - Chasing letter to repair – action required by landlord

Read More If a landlord is required to carry out works under the terms of the lease this letter can be used by the leaseholder to request them to do so.

05 - Nuisance letter - asking the landlord to take action

Read More Where a leaseholder is complaining about a nuisance or disturbance caused by another leaseholder this letter can be used as a request by the landlord to take action

06 - Leaseholder’s request for written summary of relevant costs incurred under Section 21 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

Read More Leaseholders can ask their landlord to supply them with information about service charges under rights given to them by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This request enables a leaseholder to seek a written summary of costs incurred in the last service charge financial year.

07 - Leaseholder’s request for inspection of supporting accounts, receipts etc. under Section 22 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

Read More Leaseholders can ask their landlord to supply them with information about service charges under rights given to them by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This request enables a leaseholder to compel the landlord to provide reasonable facilities to inspect and take accounts, receipts and other documents supporting the summary.

08 - Request for disclosure of landlord’s identity under Section 1 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

Read More Leaseholders have the right to find out the identity of their landlord and contact details of their landlord. This request enables them to do so.

09 - Request for disclosure of directors, etc. of corporate landlord under Section 2 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

Read More Leaseholders have the right to find out the identity and contact details of the officers of their landlord where it is a company. This request enables them to do so.

10 - Informal letter asking for lease extension or to purchase the freehold of a house or flat

Read More A leaseholder may have a right to extend the term of their lease or buy the freehold if they have a house or take part in doing so if they have a flat. This letter can be used as an initial request to the landlord.

11 - Letter to the court asking for case to be transferred to First-tier Tribunal

Read More Where a leaseholder is sued in the county court for unpaid service charges and disputes the claim this letter can be used as a request to transfer the claim to the appropriate property tribunal.

12 - Request Notice - Secretary of a Tenants’ Association requiring the landlord to provide information about tenants who are not members of the association

Read More The secretary of a tenants’ association can require a landlord to provide contact information about leaseholders who are not already members of the association, as long as those leaseholders consent to such information being disclosed. This notice enables the secretary to do so.

13 - Duties of a landlord

Read More The note setting out the duties of a landlord could accompany the Request Notice (12, above) although it is not obligatory to serve it with the notice.

14 - Request by the Secretary of a Tenants’ Association requiring the landlord to provide formal notice of recognition of the association

Read More A Secretary of a Tenants’ Association can ask their landlord to provide formal recognition of the Association. This request enables the Secretary to seek that recognition.

15 - Leaseholder’s letter objecting to demand for service charges - payment under protest

Read More Unless the service charge demand does not include the landlord’s name and address or it is not accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations, there is no right to withhold payment of the amount claimed in the demand. However, if the leaseholder wishes to keep their right to challenge the service charges after making payment, this letter can be used to accompany the payment to the landlord.

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