The accounts and management are a joke?

The accounts and management are a joke?

11:41 AM, 18th June 2021, About 3 years ago 23

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I have held the lease on my first floor flat for the past 21 years, extending it in 2013. The Freeholder owns and lets out the ground floor flat. I have struggled with the Freeholders approach to managing my Lease. Standing charges include a peppercorn rent, £100 paid toward the Maintenance Fund and 50% of the building Insurance.

The ‘accounts’ are a joke and I often have to correct them, the Management Fund is supposed to be kept in a separate account and any interest added. Interest has NEVER been added to the account.

I have been waiting 13 years for external brickwork repairs, first proposed by the Leaseholder in 2008. Other repairs have been completed (without Section 21 being followed). I have only had sight of the Full Buildings Insurance Policy once. I have seen the full information given to the Insurance Company by the Freeholder on just three occasions, each time the information has been incorrect.

I have raised my concerns, but the Freeholder assures me that the building is adequately insured, however nothing in the Policy states that the building is insured as two s/c flats other than both flat addresses appear on the policy. When I write to the Freehold raising my concerns, I am either dismissed or ignored.

At present, I am about to serve a Notice of Intent at the end of June to take my concerns to Court as a Breach of Contract to try and get my Freehold to uphold her responsibilities.

Any advice would be most welcome.


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17:29 PM, 25th June 2021, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by BernieWales at 25/06/2021 - 13:33
Thanks Bernie, I have just served her with a Notice of Intent, giving her 14 days to commence a Section 20 consultation process for the outstanding maintenance. If she does not comply, I am prepared to take her to court, to get her to do the repairs and I will also be seeking for an appointment of a Manager.


15:59 PM, 30th July 2021, About 3 years ago

Appointment of a manager is going to be prohibitive with only two flats if indeed you can get one and you can't remove them very easily if you do. Look on for your options.


16:07 PM, 30th July 2021, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 30/07/2021 - 15:59
Or send me a private message and I'll provide a complimentary consultation.

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