Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago 35
I have bought a flat with a short lease (64 years), above a letting agent. I have noticed the roof is leaking into my flat, and probably the other top floor flat that adjoins mine. I have contacted the landlord to fix it, he has ignored me for 2 months.
Is there anything I should be doing so I can legally force him to do the work? Obviously I can’t let the flat out as the water is damaging the flat and a tenant wouldn’t put up with this and would probably open me up to them suing me for an unfit place to live, so can I also seek compensation from the freeholder for lost rent?
I have read that I should get in touch with environmental health, as they can issue a notice to force the freeholder to repair the roof, is this the way forward?
Many thanks in advance
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