I own a leashold flat in a very small block (converted house, 2 other flats). The maintenance of the building is is some state of neglect and although some work is planned (fixing the leaky roof), other urgent work particularly the painting and sealing of exterior walls, is not planned. My flat has water ingress through cracks in the walls. The managing agent does not respond to any correspondence I send him. I have written to ask about the painting and to request insurance claim forms with regard to interior damage caused by the leaky roof. I need to know my rights in this regard, so I can determine my next course of action: I suspect a letter from a solicitor may provoke some response. It seems to me wrong that the negligence of a managing agent can be allowed to have a detrimental effect on value and saleability of properties in this way. I also wonder how I can get the details of the other leaseholders (all the flats are rented out) so that I can perhaps discuss with them a change of managing agent.
Thanks for taking on my question.
Yes I believe that I have a name and address for the actual freeholder. And the lease does provide for the usual arrangement of freeholder to maintain, changeable to leaseholders.
All of this is in place and does happen, but it happens inadequately and slowly and the building is deteriorating.
Thank you Joshua, that's informative. When you talk about 'serving notice' on the landlord I presume you mean officially via a solicitor?
And further to that, if the contact details I have for the landlord are incorrect, will I be able to find them via the land registry link you gave?