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    #16
    With some works likely to require an S20 a managing agents cost will escalate.
    the majority of MAd I believe have a basic charge of 1500. I would be amazed if you could even find one willing to take it on.

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      #17
      Thanks 64 that's a valuable link with all the details.

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        #18
        Yes that's an interesting link and case @leaseholder64 -- however it doesn't help a lessee much at all.
        At best it might be some form of protection against trespass.

        It would be a brave lessee who went ahead and did £10K of repairs on the roof without S20, Health and Safety aspects, invoiced the FH and kind of expected, based on that rather wonderful "procedure" that he was going to get his money back. He might even have to pay the cost of having his work un-done.

        Unless we are literally talking about a £50 quick fix which OP plans to deduct from his ground rent, this approach would seem to me to be pointless (unless of course the lessee is prepared to cover the full cost and banks on not getting sued).

        If substantial disrepair and ongoing neglect are involved I cannot see any conceivable reason for going this uncertain route.

        I think the problem too with Lease making some sort of procedure out of one case, is that there are lots of other cases all going in different directions. All very well them suggesting that 3 quotes will somehow help the lessee when there is no real means of recovery unless it goes to FTT (in which case one might as well go to FTT for a manager appointment anyway unless it is a one-off).

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          #19
          Struggling with my reading trying to find where it says the procedure is based on one case. OP has as much chance of getting money as most MAs. The FTT is not the only route, County Court more likely. Also if it's a big job employ a project manager. MA would, and OP would still have to pay.

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            #20
            The county court will bounce anything to do with a determination as to whether anything at all is payable under the lease straight to FTT - so no. They will only deal in this type of thing with payment if a FTT agreed claim.


            Maybe some time spent bringing FTT claims before formulating easy solutions would be useful. It is not as easy as invoicing FH then taking them to county court which has no remit to examine the lease to determine if the thing is in any way payable.

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              #21
              Never said anything easy. Just some ideas. Over and out.

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                #22
                Hi all,

                and happy new year. There is a disrepair protocol from the Government - that was maybe what LEASE spoke to Scot22 about.

                I guess following the protocol is the prerequisite for the leaseholder to have a chance to get some money back if they crack on on their own.

                Kind regards.

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