13:56 PM, 26th March 2014, About 8 years ago 2
I recently bought a top floor flat in a building with 4 flats . The management company is made up of the 4 owners, it is a Victorian semi with two first floor flats and 2 ground floor flats. The management lease is standard covering all communal areas , roof and exterior.
After owning the flat for 5 months my tenant noticed a substantial leak in the ceiling. I notified the chair of the management company who asked I obtained 3 quotes for repair which I did. He then called an EGM which I attended.
At the EGM I was told that the repair was my responsibility and I needed to pay for the repair myself.
The advice from my purchasing solicitor was to litigate to recover costs but their quotes were about £1,000 to deal with this matter.
I am keen to get this resolved asap, I have tried to negotiate with the management company initially offering to pay half which again was rejected.
I am now keen to take the management company to the small claims to recover the costs , is this easy or is there another way?
The lowest quote was in the region of £3,000 for the works.
The work now is urgent as current tenants moved out and the flat is becoming worse daily.
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