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    Request for access - requirement to state reason?

    I am having an ongoing issue with the leaseholder of the upstairs flat (converted maisonette, I own freehold for the building).

    There is an ongoing dispute regarding unauthorised works undertaken some time ago.

    Earlier this year they undertook further building works and refused to divulge what works were undertaken, simply stating they were in accordance with the lease. They refused a request for access and the noise and vibrations generated by the works suggest there may have been unlicensed alterations.

    This month they have undertaken a weeks worth of noisy works again without any communication and undertaken whilst I was away from the property.

    They have a history of being dishonest which is what is making me uneasy.

    The lease requires them to give 7 days notice prior to commencing any works which was not done on either occassion but cannot be remedied now.

    I intend to request access again. Do I need to state the reason for access? If I do they will likely defend sinply saying the works are in accordance with the lease.

    Do I have to simply accept this or can I insist on access to inspect based solely on suspicion? If access if refused again then is FTT the best route to enforce access?


    What does the lease say?


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