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?