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    Section 20 Notice

    Would a section 20 notice refer to section 20? At a residents meeting the managing agent referred to the section 20 notice issued a few months ago, the only thing I received was a letter referring to finalising the budget being delayed due to some overspend previously communicated, I didn't receive previous communication. Would more detail not be required if it was a section 20?

    #2
    Some refer to the clause in the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act that actually introduced section 20 into the 1985 Landlord and Tenant Act, and I don't think there is any specific requirement to mention either Act. However your notice neither looks like nor quacks like a duck, so it can't be one.

    A section 20 notices needs, in particular, to specify time limits for consultations, and, if not subject to a qualifying long term agreement, request nominations for contractors.

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      #3
      https://www.lease-advice.org/advice-...panies-agents/

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        #4
        Well I don't think any of that was referred to plus it was for maintenance work that was previously carried out and ownership of the cost is being disputed by the developer but may come back to the leaseholders at a cost of c£400 per unit but the first I heard of this was at a meeting, no detail was previously provided, not sure where that leaves me? We can't challenge the work because it is done already.

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          #5
          Make an application to the FTT to judge the reasonableness of the cost.

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            #6
            You can challenge the payment for the work. However, if the work was needed and chargeable to the service charge, the freeholder may well be able to get a retrospective dispensation, and recover most or all of the cost.

            You seem to be posting on lots of threads about what I suspect is a single breakdown in confidence with the management. It comes across that you are trying hard to find ways of not paying, rather than looking at what needed to be done and whether what you were charged was reasonable for that.

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              #7
              There is definitely a breakdown in confidence on a number of issues, I pose different questions because the questions relate to different areas and both the management company and the maintenance company are unwilling or inconsistent in providing answers. I ask on here because there seems to be a wealth of experience and knowledge here which is much appreciated and very helpful. I am not trying to find ways of not paying at all, I have no problem paying for services received, the problem is paying money for services to people who show incompetence in provisioning those services. There is some things I can easily spot as mistakes which aren't always hugely significant but a pattern of carelessness in small things can hint at carelessness at bigger issues which will cause problems further down the line. There is surely nothing wrong with asking questions or challenging decisions.

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