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    LPE1 Questions

    For the purposes of LPE1 could someone clarify the below:

    1. Slightly confused by the terms 'Managed Area' and 'Common Parts'. For a building of 4 standalone flats with no communal areas or entrances.

    a) I assume the "Managed Area" is the building containing the flats?

    b) And there are no "Common Parts"?
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    c) If so does the freeholder need to provide a Fire Assessment and Asbestos Survey?

    2. The freeholder has replied with most of the LPE1 enquiries, but some questions were left blank (requirement for deed of covenant /licence). I have followed up to ask them to clarify but are they obligated to answer all questions in a form if we have paid for it?

    #2
    Managed area will include the building and any grounds, gardens, outbuildings, etc., basically anything that the leaseholders may be required to contribute to the maintenance of via service charges.

    Common parts would include communal corridors, gardens, etc., and may also include parts of the building that can't actually be accessed by leaseholders, such as the roof.

    I believe that fire assessments and asbestos surveys wouldn't be required if their are no common areas that are used by residents.

    Freeholders aren't obliged to answer LPE1 enquiries at all, and won't be obliged to answer any questions that aren't applicable to the property. It will generally be in their best interest to answer questions relating to things like requirements for a deed of covenant or licence though - because they can use it as evidence that the new leaseholder was told of requirements.

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