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    Changes to Section 20?

    We live on a fairly large London ex-Local Authority estate, about a dozen blocks and 500 flats. Roughly 40% of the flats are leaseholders, a mix of original purchasers (right to buy) and people that acquired on the secondary market.

    We got a Section 20 notice last year, like the landlord is required to do. Along with the bill there was a detailed list of work the landlord was planning to carry out e.g., replace roofs, etc.

    Now that work has commenced (and in some cases finished) we've noticed they have substantially scaled back work.

    Is the landlord required to inform / consult leaseholders if they decide to move work out of scope that they'd previously noted was going to be performed?

    Nobody is totally certain why they are doing this. We'd like to have some idea of what we're paying for.

    Thanks , Michael

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