Who owns the windows in a flat above a commercial premises

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    I have had my lease looked at by Lease.Org and am advised that the repair/ renewal of the windows lies with the Freeholder . In practical terms how would i legally enforce my Freeholder to carry out the replacement please ?. They are a particularly difficult Landlord !!!


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