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My Council Landlord is taking too long to replace my windows and will not let me replace them myself. What are my options?

My Council Landlord is taking too long to replace my windows and will not let me replace them myself. What are my options?

Reader’s E-mail: I have a question about replacing windows in a leasehold property- what are the leaseholder’s rights? Our concrete tower block from 1966, never had any Major Works done, and despite being…

Can you suggest some relevant Case Law in respect of my dispute over the Service Charge for the replacement of a roof?

Reader’s E-mail: Many thanks for your amazingly helpful, detailed and speedy response. My service charge dispute relates to the landlord’s proposed replacement of a flat roof. Based on an independent…

Can you explain the source of the definition of ‘repair’ and ‘beyond economic repair’ which you use in your website?

Reader’s E-mail: I am a leaseholder and have applied to the First Tier Tribunal to dispute a service charge resulting from Major Works by my landlord. I have found your website incredibly…

Is our residents’ assocation legally entitled to appoint a surveyor to assess whether Major Works are required?

Reader’s E-mail: Hi, Can you tell me whether an RTA has the right to appoint a surveyor prior to capitol works being carried out on a block of flats (in order to…

Does the term ‘structure’ in my Lease include the windows?

Reader’s E-mail: I was told that even though windows are not mentioned at all in my lease, that case law dictates that they form part of the structure of the building and…

Can I be charged for Major Works which have been carried out badly?

Reader’s E-mail: I own a leasehold flat in XXXXXXXX. On returning from holiday on the XXXXXXX I received a text from my tenant that major works had started to my flat, which…

Can I be charged for scaffolding which wasn’t used for several months?

Reader’s E-mail: I hope you can help. Our council (who also own the freehold on our) are currently undertaking Decent Homes Improvements. The bill is estimated to be approximately £10K. In…

Are the works my Landlord is proposing a ‘Repair’ or an ‘Improvement’?

Reader’s E-mail: I moved into my flat in Jan 2008 and proposed repairs to the external brick staircases which were quoted at approx £30k plus vat in around 2009 have…

I replaced my own windows, will I be liable for the cost of the windows in proposed Major Works?

I replaced my own windows, will I be liable for the cost of the windows in proposed Major Works?

Reader’s E-mail: I own a purpose built flat within a building of 4 flats. I replaced the windows in my flat 2 years ago, however I was the only flat…

Can I be charged for double glazed windows I don’t want?

Reader’s E-mail: My landlord has sent me a section 20 notice saying that all the windows in my building are going to be replaced with double-glazed windows. Can my landlord…

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