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Hi, it all depends on what your Lease says as regards who is responsible for the maintenance of the main structure/roof. Do you have a copy of the Lease to hand? Al
Hi, thanks. It would be normal for both parties to share 50% cost of any communal or structural repairs but without seeing the Lease I can't give you tat 100% guarantee.
What I can say however, is that if you carry out the re-roofing and pay for it 100%, you will find it hard to try and recoup 50% from downstairs at a later date. This is because, if the Lease does make each party 50% responsible, both parties should agree on what work needs to be done and the cost and then get the works done.
I can only therefore suggest that you delay the work until the new owner of downstairs has completed their purchase and you have had the chance to discuss matters with them. If you go ahead now, the new owner of downstairs could just refuse to reimburse you.
I hope this assists and if so, I would be grateful if you could rate my answer with 3-5 stars.
Kind Regards Al