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    Excessive property excess

    Hi can anyone help. I have a top floor maisonettes and there was a leak into the flat below. There is nothing in the lease to say I’m responsible for the excess but I was willing to pay it until I found out it was £2500. Does anyone know if I can challenge this amount with the First Tier tribunal as it seems an exorbitant amount to me?

    #2
    I doubt if you can make a challenge at FTT .

    It may be cheaper for you to get a decorator/handyman to make good the decoration in the flat below.

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      #3
      Who has requested the excess, the freeholder, or the flat below? Since the fault is from your apartment, you would need to make good the repairs, do you have your own insurance? You should try and get a couple of quotes for the work and then see if this is less or more than the excess amount - remember to include your apartment repairs so that it's all done as well.

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