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    #31
    Repeat apologies to Stacker and thanks to everyone who has made helpful responses for me. Everything will be resolved !

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      #32
      Originally posted by scot22 View Post
      Repeat apologies to Stacker and thanks to everyone who has made helpful responses for me. Everything will be resolved !
      That's ok,,,good if everyone can share and help each other..

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        #33
        Sorry to go on about damp but I have been doing some research and LEASE state on their website that
        You should refer to the terms of your lease to establish who is responsible for the part of the building concerned. Typically the exterior of the building is the landlord’s responsibility, but they may not be obliged to carry out improvements such as installation of a damp proof course where none exists at the moment.

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          #34
          Stacke r U think damp issues are possibly one of the most common concerns. My legal enquiries have in variable been met with the response 'perhaps '. In my case it is tanking a first floor flat where none existed, the flat was priced to reflect damp issues and a further reduction given for surveyor recommended work to be done. Definitely wall interior, not in lease but still not resolved........

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            #35
            Originally posted by scot22 View Post
            Stacke r U think damp issues are possibly one of the most common concerns. My legal enquiries have in variable been met with the response 'perhaps '. In my case it is tanking a first floor flat where none existed, the flat was priced to reflect damp issues and a further reduction given for surveyor recommended work to be done. Definitely wall interior, not in lease but still not resolved........
            So what are they going to do about the damp? Did you all get a surveyor's professional opinion? That is what I have done and I am awaiting for his report to say where and what the damp is an how to treat it?

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              #36
              Yes. I've put on another thread about difference of opinion. His surveyor says tank. That would benefit his flat and only his flat. He wants it to be paid for him. Freeholde r surveyor treat the wall which will benefit building. F H responsibility to pay. This has dragged on for years !

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                #37
                Originally posted by scot22 View Post
                Yes. I've put on another thread about difference of opinion. His surveyor says tank. That would benefit his flat and only his flat. He wants it to be paid for him. Freeholde r surveyor treat the wall which will benefit building. F H responsibility to pay. This has dragged on for years !
                So what are you all going to do? Surely if a surveyor has said tanking then that is the sensible way forward?

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Stacker View Post

                  So what are you all going to do? Surely if a surveyor has said tanking then that is the sensible way forward?
                  It was a surveyor, but not the OP's surveyor. The OP is suggesting that the surveyor is providing a solution that is locally optimal for just one flat, rather than one that is the best solution, taken as a whole

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by leaseholder64 View Post

                    It was a surveyor, but not the OP's surveyor. The OP is suggesting that the surveyor is providing a solution that is locally optimal for just one flat, rather than one that is the best solution, taken as a whole
                    I thought surveyors RICS are under a professional obligation to provide impartial advice for the building and the flat? Getting two surveyors seems crazy!

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                      #40
                      Latest development with damp...have been asked to inspect flat and all shareholders want to view, do all leaseholders have the right to view I thought it was either the managing agent views witha surveyor or one of the directors views with a surveyor as representatives of the company? It is getting silly me thinks wher a group of people want to inspect a flat? The owner does not want a crowd?

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                        #41
                        You are right, it is crazy. He got surveyor to advise solely on his flat, Freeholder for the building according to lease. Likelihood now is for third, appointed by RICS. It's become rather surreal.
                        I think it highly unlikely that leaseholders have a right, certainly not for all of them. That would not be reasonable. What would be the purpose ?

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by scot22 View Post
                          You are right, it is crazy. He got surveyor to advise solely on his flat, Freeholder for the building according to lease. Likelihood now is for third, appointed by RICS. It's become rather surreal.
                          I think it highly unlikely that leaseholders have a right, certainly not for all of them. That would not be reasonable. What would be the purpose ?
                          Hi Scot, Is he a director and a leaseholder then? I think it is only the company Lessor and its agents meaning the directors /Managing agent can inspect with or without surveyor/workmen?

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                            #43
                            I was referring to your situation. Our gentleman is an individually minded director. He succeeded in delaying co surveyor going in to flat for ten months !
                            unfortunately there are 8 directors, at one point 12, so decision making is problematic.
                            There are some decisive actions I would take it I could.

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by scot22 View Post
                              I was referring to your situation. Our gentleman is an individually minded director. He succeeded in delaying co surveyor going in to flat for ten months !
                              unfortunately there are 8 directors, at one point 12, so decision making is problematic.
                              There are some decisive actions I would take it I could.
                              Even if he is a director, he would still need the other directors agreement to appoint a surveyor surely?

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                                #45
                                Would this be enough to warrant damp proof repairs? Lease states
                                hereby covenants with the leaseholder as follows:
                                The FIFTH SCHEDULE states…
                                “That the Lessor will at all times during the term to keep in good and substantial repair and in clean and proper order those parts and appurtenances….
                                4.4 Permit the Lessor and each Lessee of a flat in the building with or without workmen and all persons authorised by any of them at all reasonable times and whenever possible giving seven days’ notice in writing (but at any time in case of emergency) during said term to enter into upon the Demised Premises or any part therof for the purpose of repairing or altering any part of the building or executing repairs or alterations to any adjoining or contiguous premises of for the purposes of making repairing maintaining supporting rebuilding cleansing lighting or keeping in good order and condition all roofs foundations damp courses tanks sewers drains pipes cables watercourse gutters wires party or other structures or other conveniences belonging to or serving or used for the Building or any part therof and also for the purposes of laying down maintain repairing and testing drainage gas and water pipes and electrical wires and cables and for similar purposes the Lessor or the Lessee so entering or authorising entry (as the case may be) making good all damage occasioned to the Demised Premises.

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