11:05 AM, 30th March 2021, About A year ago 4
My company owns the freehold of a block of 18 flats and also owns one of the flats. An RTM Company took over the management of the block about 12 years ago, just after we had served s.20 notices about forthcoming works.
Since that time the RTM has not undertaken necessary repairs and the block is now suffering! About two years ago they realised that this couldn’t continue & they served new s.20 notices for “some” of the previously needed works. Then they called for a meeting of all leaseholders, at which they discussed their inability to enforce proceedings for payment of contributions.
I think that was more to do with the fact that the existing leases don’t enable recovery of the costs associated with enforcing recovery. Since then, absolutely nothing has happened.
We are now endeavouring to become directors of the RTM Company, to take back control of the failing management regime.
In doing this, that doesn’t necessarily mean that people will pay their contributions. Without collecting all the money, we wouldn’t be able to let a contract for the required works!
It seems that some leaseholders can’t afford their contributions, but they also realise how poor the building has become!
Has anybody on here experienced similar problems and if so, how did you deal with them?
I hope someone can help here.
Many thanks – Barry