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Can a Freeholder embark on works she considers urgent without any proof, and demands you pay? Have a letter to effect saying " it has come to lght that the current electricity supply into the 3 flats is inadequate and indeed illegaland must be replaced" Says that we have a single phase supply from one flat which splits into the other 2 flats and is illegal given the configuaration of the flats. Says this only came to light recently. She will involve her elctrician and edf at a cost of £4,400 plus vat. Ths will be shared 3 ways. I beileve she is instigating these works which are not necessary because this is the tactics she has been employing for long to get payment for things which generally benefit her. What can I do? I obviously am not in a position to make such payment and do not beleive it a neccisity as she says.
Just read or of the letter and found that the likely cost of the EDF involvment is £6,000 and £4,400 for her elctrician. Did not say works were urgent, just that the current supply to the 3 flats is innadequate. As far as I can see and from the record of the freeholder n the past this yet another trumped up works..I do not wan to be a part of it. I need advice so AI can respond to her soon. She has said that they will go ahead on the basis that each flat agrees, agrees to make full payment upon request and payment in advance..
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You can disregard this question of you cannnot find someone to answer. I have now called EDF and her Electrician and am dealing with it myself.
Do not worry, as I am dealing with this myself now....