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For now please let me know what type of lease you have, is it a full repairing?
Hi Alex, i cannot see if the lease is a full repair, i can only assume it is.
i have a letter from the solicitor which needs reviewing
You need a copy of the lease to check.
i have it in my hand
In short if it is full repairing lease then you are responsible for the structure as well
what should i be looking for
It should say about if you are responsible for repair or if its a full repairing lease
under Tenant's Covenants, it states 3.4 Repair. to keep the premises in good and substantial repair, maintained and in clean condition. but also it states the below:
3.1 Landlords right of entry for repairs, etc
a. to maintain or repair the adjoining premises or property of the landlord
b. to maintain, repair or fix anything serving such property and running through or on the premises; or
so what do i need to do ?
They are responsible. So you need to get surveyor in and get a report over the state of the property.
Provide a copy of this report to them and this sets out what they need to do.
If they refuse then you can issue a claim in the County Court based on dilapidations.
You can issue a claim, but only once you have the report and they have refuse or delayed to do the specified work
You would need to complete form N1
And submit it to Court. If the value is £10,000 or below it would be a small claim and you wont need representation
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?