Everytime I post a question, unfortunately for me you seem to appear. Is there any question that site does not have difficulty to answer. Besides Joushua yesterday told me he was going to answer this question, so I don't understand what is the problem. In addition the questio I have posted is a very simple legal question with a straight forward answer. I expect you to give me the list of all your expert in property law please.
Thank you. However I cannot click on the name of the experts to check their area. Dealing with tenancy does not mean your area of expertise is property Law. So please send me a link of the page that include your experts or these experts so I can read their bio before sending them m question. I cannot find such page in your site. I think you should have a page for all your experts.
Hi Tony and thank you for your response.
a) What details shouls be included in the Section 20 Notice
b) Can I apply to the LVT after we have beeen served with the Notice and before the time limit for the observations and before the work has taken place? as the notice does not specify the cost so how can i argue the unreasonableness of the cost if they haven't specified the costs?
c) or can I argue the work is unreasonable and we shoul dnot have to pay for it?
Thank you my concern relates to diffewrent works that Landlord is intendign to do. My main concern is work on our windows.
Our windows are very old and the frames are totally rotten to the point that in few flats in the block, the glass had fallen out from their frames and shattered in residents' sitting rooms.
Their survey report also indicated that %90 of the windows need a lot of work to the wood frame which is very costly. Last year they estimated the work on the frames at around £800,000.00.
We have been unsucceefully arguing with the Church Commissioners that this is waste of our money as we have to do the work again in few years time paying the same or more cost.
we have suggested to replace them completely to PVC windows which really would cost not much more and are gurranteed for 15 years and the glass is up to today's safety standard. They have declined and their excuse is that according to our lease the inside frames of the windows are tenants' responisbility while the outer frames are lanlord's and unless every single person agreed to replacement, they will not replace and will repair and paint the rotten windows as they know that Many flats are rented and many lessees are unreachable.
Their agents have agreed that at soem point these windows have to be replaced but they will continue with repair now.
Where do we stand now as if we comply with our lease our windows become even more danger to our health & safety. Do we still have an argument in the LVT?
Many thanks and nice talking to you.
Hi Tony, in relation to my earlier question, I forgot to ask: The landlord has served couple of S20 Notice for qualifying work on our windows during the past few years. The work has not taken place yet. Landlord in intending to serve yet another s20 Notice in relation to this work (windows). Can I apply to the LVT and challenge the action arguing on the previous served S20 notices or do I have to wait for the one that they are intending to serve but have not yet.
You should be able to challenge the previos s.20 notices for which the intended works have not yet been carried out. This is likely to send a signal to the management that you're serious about challenging.
Thank you. But do I have to know about the costs before I can challenge it ? meaning can I challege an action without knowing the cost if the landlord have not sent us the estimated cost yet?
Could you also let me know which court should I apply to, if landlord have not complied with the section 11(3) Notice that I have served them? Is it magisterate?
You can challenge the work itself as being unreasonable, but it makes sense to challenge the whole lot, both works and cost.
You do not apply to a court, you apply to the leasehold valuation tribunal. This is part of the Residential Property Tribunal Service. Have a look at their website here: https://www.gov.uk/housing-tribunals