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    Communal drain in basement of leaseholder flat

    Hi, Hope you are all safe and well...one of the leaseholders has a large manhole covered drain in their basement bathroom, it serves the whole building so the leaseholder is asking us all to contribute to this small room that houses the drain - dilemma as its his demise?

    #2
    Can you elaborate why the l/h is asking for a contribution - are there any costs involved in the drains maintenance etc?

    Is the flat part of a conversion or purpose built block? What does the lease say?

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      #3
      If the building has a drain there, and the lease says nothing about anyone compensating the lessee, that's the way it is.

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        #4
        The lease says that the landlord is responsible for the drains sewers etc so that means under the foundations floors etc....

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          #5
          Originally posted by Callan1 View Post
          Can you elaborate why the l/h is asking for a contribution - are there any costs involved in the drains maintenance etc?

          Is the flat part of a conversion or purpose built block? What does the lease say?
          The drain is smelling so it may need cleaning

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            #6
            Originally posted by Stacker View Post

            The drain is smelling so it may need cleaning
            So, what do the leases say about responsibility for communal drains?

            Usually the freeholder would be responsible for maintaining these (though not necessarily) - and even if not, if it is cleaning of communal drains it can't really be considered unfair for the leaseholder to ask others to contribute.

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              #7
              Sounds to me like the leaseholder isn't asking for anyone to 'contribute to this small room', but instead is asking for the freeholder to sort out the malfunctioning drain which is a freeholder responsibility.

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                #8
                Originally posted by andybenw View Post
                Sounds to me like the leaseholder isn't asking for anyone to 'contribute to this small room', but instead is asking for the freeholder to sort out the malfunctioning drain which is a freeholder responsibility.
                Exactly that. FH may be responsible for the drain. That has nothing to to with contributing to "the small room".

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