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  • Leasehold Property

    Freeholder not responding

    Hi

    I would appreciate advice on the following. I own the lease on a flat above a commercial unit. The unit, my flat and the one next door are all owned by the same freeholder.  There are outstanding repairs to the roof and also to the commercial unit (dry rot) for which I am 20% responsible. 

    The estate agent that was in the unit below has vacated and the unit is now empty. I am not able nor is the managing agent able to get the freeholder to respond as to what is happening regarding the repairs. 

    Please advise if the freeholder is legally bound to respond to me. I am concerned that the dry rot will spread to my flat. Am I not right in thinking that he is legally bound to maintain the building

    Thanks

    Mo

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    Hi Maura,

    Property Tribes' legal partner, Anthony Gold solicitors, have made a video answering this very question:




    ​Ian Mitchell, the leasehold solicitor in the video can be contacted on ian.mitchell@anthonygold.co.uk if you require legal assistance.

    Hope that helps for starters? 

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    Thanks Vanessa. He is not actually missing he is just not responding to any correspondence either from myself or from the managing agent. Maybe a solicitor's letter might spur him into responding?

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    Hi Maura,

    Have you sent "signed for" correspondence and also left telephone messages then?  You know he is in receipt of communications, just not answering?

    ​Important to understand this, as perhaps he is in hospital or something of that nature?

    A legal letter might prompt him to respond.  Why not drop an email to Ian at Anthony Gold and ask his advice.  I am sure he would be happy to guide you.

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