Section 20 struggles
Cordelia M owns a flat in a block of 60 in Camden. The freeholder is planning some major works, but...
Recorded in November 2014
If you own a share of the freehold you may have an obligation to ensure that the structure and common parts of your building are maintained and repaired to a reasonable standard. How do you meet these obligations whilst ensuring you can collect the cost of such works from the leaseholders?
The S20 requirements outline a detailed framework for consulting with leaseholders. If you get the process wrong you may end up paying for most of the costs yourself.
Do you consult where you enter into an agreement for the delivery of services to the building? Should you? What steps can you take where work is required urgently?
At the end of the webinar you should know the following:
- When to consult
- How to consult
- Comparing the schedules
- Organising for consultation
- Seeking dispensation from the appropriate tribunal
- Implications of leading judgments, including “Phillips v Francis” and “Daejan v Benson”
The presentation lasts 60 minutes followed by 30 minutes Q+A
About the speaker:
Nicholas Kissen is a solicitor with nearly thirty years experience both in private practice and the public sector. Nicholas is a regular speaker at property professional events and in addition sits on the Green Deal Maximising Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum. He also contributes regular articles to leading property publications.