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No I don't know the cost. They said they would get it done but haven't given any details.
Ok - you need to get a number of quotes to have the work done. This forms your loss
You need to write and set out your losses and request they do the work or payment within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this recorded delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I'm more concerned that they haven't replied to my emails about getting the ivy removed. I know that it's grown into the roof and because of this the building is not watertight (resulting in damp internal walls in my flat). How do I get them to get the ivy removed and the roof investigated? The lease also says that each apartment is responsible for the roof directly above them. I don't have any roof as I'm the ground floor apartment. I'm sure the possible cost of a new roof is adding to their procrastination.
Yes of course I see you are concerned.
Which is why you should send a letter recorded delivery
And once proceedings are issued then they will act quickly
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