Advice needed – Freeholder keeps charging for same piece of work

Advice needed – Freeholder keeps charging for same piece of work

8:34 AM, 14th August 2017, About 4 years ago 1

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We have been billed three times (split 3 ways) to repair a leak in the roof, how many times can we be charged to fix the same thing?

The first time we paid, the company that did the work went out of business. I am waiting to hear back about why this work isn’t guaranteed from the 2nd company. Surely this can’t be never ending, what rights do we have?

Can we simply refuse to pay stating that we have already paid for this piece of work?





by Neil Patterson

16:25 PM, 14th August 2017, About 4 years ago

Hi Michael,
The Freeholder/Management company has a duty of care to use the maintenance funds responsibly.

You will need to contact them to ascertain exactly what has happened in this instance and if you are not happy you can call a meeting with the fellow leaseholders and the Freeholder and management company.

If most leaseholders are in agreement you can force a Right to manage (RTM) and take over the management of the block with a new company in place, but you would need to be sure it is worthwhile especially considering the work involved.

For more information I would recommend you visit the government reference site The Leasehold Advisory Service >>

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