Conservatory type roof on groundfloor. Common freeholders responsibility?

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    Conservatory type roof on groundfloor. Common freeholders responsibility?

    I am a freeholder on the top floor of a 3 storey old (1890)building where each floor is occupied by a freeholder.I.e we share the freehold between us.
    The ground floor's external walls are 2meters in front of the main building.The area in between,i.e part of the roof of the ground floor flat, is made from conservatory type glass.
    This covers part of the groundfloor flat, and does not benefit any of the other freeholders.
    This is leaking now and the groundfloor owner/freeholder wants all freeholders in the building to pay towards the repairs of this.Is this correct procedure?
    The lease does not mention this part of the building, and only refers to windows in the common areas as joint responsibility.
    Damp proofing may also be needed for ground floor flat.Would this be joint responsibility of all the freeholders?
    I am on a mac and cant upload any photos unfortunately.
    Any help much appreciated.
    Mr P

    It depends on what the lease says about this area - whether it is the leaseholders responsibility or a shared one, and as it might be a subsequent alteration or addition into an areas which might have originally been a walled in area.
    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.


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