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    Share of freehold who pays excess for water leak

    hi, we are in a Victorian conversion of 4 flats. One of the flats had a water leak caused from rain water getting in through the external roof on the bay window. This was fixed and as it’s external we split the costs between the 4 flats. Now the flat owner needs the room redecorated and is claiming through our buildings insurance. The excess is £250 do we all split it again? Or is this his responsibility? Thank you in advance for your help.

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    It's the building that caused the problem.

    Therefore, the excess is added to the next service charge.
    All repairs and costs due to a leaking roof is payable under the service charge.

    The excess is part of the cost of repair. ( as is the cost of the insurance to minimise the costs of repair )
    If you had no insurance, it would cost considerably more than £ 250 ! ! !

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