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, our leaseholders, Grangeview Management, want to install

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, our leaseholders, Grangeview Management, want to install fire alarms in the house. They have told us we will be responsible bills. We have fire extinguishers, fire blanket and smoke alarm in the communal parts of the house but they are insisting that they are allowed to enter our individual flats as well. They say that they have a right to enter our flats at any time, what is the point of paying a mortgage if you have no rights in your own home?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts : my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : please let me know what the lease says about right to enter?
Customer:

Alex, it covers right to enter the common parts of the house. Jennie

Customer:

Alex, are you still there?

Alex Watts : But your flats are not common parts?
Customer:

No, we all own our individual flats.

Customer:

In the past we have questioned the leaseholders about the way they manage the property as we have not trusted the account statements they send us. This seems, to us, just another way to make money by trying to threaten us to do something we are not happy with.

Alex Watts : Ok then you don't need to let them in.
Alex Watts : if this not in your lease they can enter your property then they have no legal right.
Alex Watts : they can only enter common parts nothing more.
Alex Watts : The lesse is a legal contract between you and them. There is no right so they can't come in.
Alex Watts : You could seek an injunction to stop them but I would get a solicitor to write and ask on what legal basis they have.
Alex Watts : They have none.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything about this today please?
Customer:

Yes please. They are saying that it is a legal requirement to have adjoining fire alarms. I don't know anything, nor have I been able to trace anything, to confirm this. Is there such a legal requirement?

Alex Watts : Not as far as I am aware.
Alex Watts : Does that clairfy?
Customer:

Is there a way to be sure?

Customer:

Is it possible to get an email transcript of this conversation?

Alex Watts : Yes I can tell you this.
Alex Watts : Once you rate the format changes so you can print or email the chat.
Alex Watts : Does that help?
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