Is it a term of the lease that the residents pay for the manager’s flat if the person living in that flat is managing the house? Is the person who has bought it no longer going to be the house manager?
I need to know why the provision is there for the various leaseholders to have the upkeep of the manager’s flat responsibility.
If the house manager no longer lives in the flat that you no longer have the liability to keep the flat the terms of the lease. There is no need for a new lease but there does need to be a Deed of Variation which the liability under the original lease. The deed would be kept with the lease and registered at the land registry. It’s not a particularly expensive or time-consuming job on the work required for every lease is the same apart from the tenants details.
This does need regularising so that there is a record of this obligation being removed otherwise, it’s going to be a problem when you eventually sell the property.
If the landlord refuses to do anything about it, get a solicitor to threaten him with the Leasehold Tribunal.
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