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Hi, this is Jim, thank you for the question - I will resolve this for you.
Sorry to hear of the issue. I note the dispute with the management company. They are tasked with ensuring the property is in a good state of repair and you should not be penalised here. You can involve the First Tier (Property) Tribunal who will consider the case and they have the power to order the management company to deal with the repairs. First of all, tell the company you plan to go to the Tribunal unless they confirm they will deal with the repairs. Give them 7 days to confirm. If they do not confirm or they refuse, you need to make an application and fill out the following form : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-leasehold-6-application-for-an-order-that-a-breach-of-covenant-or-a-condition-in-the-lease-has-occurredThen send it by post and email:***@******.***Address: HM First Tier (Property) Tribunal, Centre City Tower, 5-7 Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4UUTelephone: 0121(###) ###-####br>The form requires a fee of £100 payable to "HMCTS", unless you qualify for a fee exemption (if you are on a low income, have low savings or in receipt of benefits) - in which case simply fill out the EX160 form too and enclose it with the first form. The court will then consider the evidence and make a decision - if a hearing is required the Tribunal will contact you - it is likely the hearing would take place by telephone due to Covid-19.
I hope this helps and answers the question - please feel free to ask me anything else.
Have a good day,Jim
Hi, I’m just checking to see if the answer helped or if you need me to cover anything else?. I am happy to clarify the answer or address anything else for you.
Yes, thanks, ***** ***** is the charge the management company are trying to put on to you as owner of the flat. I think a threat to involved the Property Tribunal would get the result you need here - it sounds like the management company are not doing a great job from reading between the lines.
My pleasure, have a good evening