hello, I am a solicitor with over 15 years experience. I will try to help you with this.
How far has he got with his plans. Has he got architect's drawings yet and what is the attitude of the others in the building? Are you all leaseholders with a company owning the freehold or is theer some other arrangement?
He has some outline plans for the work but they have not been submitted to the local planning Authority at this stage. Yes, we are all lease holders, who bought the freehold many years ago and formed a company: 'Walton Court Residents Association Ltd' (The Freeholder) of which we are all one twelth shareholders being twelve flats in total.We are self managing
The Lease states that the demise of the groundfloor flats includes the foundations of that flat subject to the owners of the other flats contributing in proper proportion to the repair/maintenance of those foundations.
No alterations to be made to any part of the main building without consent of the Company.
Thats ok, thank you for your advice. It is what I expected and was hoping for!