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We have had to give our freeholder £26,000 for essential repairs

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We have had to give our freeholder £26,000 for essential repairs to our building which were originally claimed to be 'emergency' repairs but he has now had the money for two months and is spending it on different things he originally stated and does not intend to do the repairs until next year. Is he allowed to keep our money indefinitely?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

You should ask him for the full money back as it is not being used for the purpose which you had agreed to. This is known as misrepresentation in law.

Or you may ask him to pay you an agreed sum as interest for him to keep your money until next year as you are effectively bank rolling him.

If you are unable to mutually agree to am amicable position, you may go to court as a last option to get your money back.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your help. I will contact the freeholder with your advice.

Is a freeholder allowed to issue the final demand notice for major works before confirming a contractor as he is now saying he has not found one and it still looking?

We believe he has not completed the S.20 process correctly and are looking to pursue this, are you able to help with this?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Are you able to help with the further question?

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
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