Clare, thanks answer. Not sure if you can answer my next question? If not can you pass it on?!
It concerns property: I am the freeholder of a block of four flats and the only thing I own in those flats is a small yard adjacent to the ground floor flat.
The owner of that flat, without authorisation from me, had an invalid ramp installed in my yard to gain access with his invalid vehicle to his flat. He had his main access from another entrance. The yard now as such is useless to me in that with the ramp installed I cannot erect a shed there use of the other tenants or .
The council on behalf of the leaseholder of the said flat installed the ramp and also they broke the terms of the contractual lease in that they altered the structure of the building, i.e they bricked up where the original door was and opened up another entrance to accommodate the invalid vehicle.
Prior to this I had asked the elderly leaseholder's son not to commence work until I had sight of the plans of the work to be done. The son had taken over the running of things because his father was in his nineties and is now deceased. The housing officer council wrote to me stating that work was commencing in nine days time. However I did not get that letter until after the work started.
My question to you, is, have I got a case to bring the Mortgage company to court as they are now in possession of the flat since the leaseholder died. or do I sue the housing officer who authorised the work to alter the yard and the side of the building. if so I will be going down the route of the small claim courts.