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    Council own f/r to my flat; much noise from other flat

    i am sorry if this is wrong forum but feel need some advice
    recently tenants who were living in the flat above me -moved
    had always problems with them..cos their children like running all day in their flat and floor they used was not carper
    complained to the council..they suggested counceling..tenat above refused...wasted my time..do they really care

    2 weeks ago they moved
    also they left water tap running so leakage started in bathroom-had to call emergency repairs

    then it was where i learnt before they moved they demolished the flat
    floor,walls,

    now i experiencing noise from council who need to repair the flat from 7.30 in the morning
    it is just too much..can not sleep..just called them and report it
    also i was told they were using the floor that wasnt supposed to be used in council flats..


    now
    1.what time can they start working
    2.do they need to inform before they start
    3.when i called them for emergency repair for water leakage-i didnt receive any feedback,so needed to go up to see what happened..can this be right?

    What are my rights,because i am so fed up i want to move from here.
    thanks for help

    #2
    Please clarify.
    1. Are you a long-leaseholder or only a short-term tenant?
    2. Were the upstairs flat's occupiers only short-term tenants of its long-leaseholder?
    3. Are the Council freeholders of the whole block?
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
    1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
    2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
    3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
    4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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      #3
      Or.. to put Jeffrey's response into more lay friendly terms:

      a. are you tenant? If so are you a private tenant or do you rent directly from the council or other social landlord?

      b. or do you own your flat?

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        #4
        Please clarify.
        1. Are you a long-leaseholder or only a short-term tenant?
        2. Were the upstairs flat's occupiers only short-term tenants of its long-leaseholder?
        3. Are the Council freeholders of the whole block?
        ==============
        Thanks for fast reply

        1.Yes,i bought the flat in 2002 so i am long leaseholder..
        2.People upstairs moved in 2004 and they were council tenants.Mother with 3 kids and husband or partner coming now and then.
        Making so much noise from day 1.Complained to council-all waste of time,.
        When they moved,one of council guys said..they were using the floor that is forbiden to be used in flats..
        That is why i could almost never sleep during the day or before 11.00pm..
        Thinking back..most probably benefit froud..cos they bought new car and ahd another one.
        Also learn that Apparently demolishing flat,when tenents leave is common thing!
        Council do nothing...but i know i will be the one paying for their neglience.
        I am really worried,that new tenants will be some scam again..
        3.Yes,they are...hounslow council,london to be precise

        I wrote them email and called them..still no answer from them.
        But hey..if i am late with my service charge or council tax they are so quick to respond.
        Almost thinking to sue them and moving from here once for all.
        Paying too much for nothing really..Or paying for stress-if ,getting grey!
        Well thanks for any help and advice

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          #5
          So Council still own freehold reversion. Read your lease. Do they covenant to enforce the obligations of other lessees/tenants?
          JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
          1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
          2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
          3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
          4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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