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  • Repair obligation on water supply to flat
    by wouldbebuyer2
    Hi. There is a jammed stop cock which needs replacing. It is external to the flat ie in a communal area but serves the flat exclusively. The managing agents say it is the lessees responsibly. I've attached a couple of the relevant excerpts from the lease. Can anyone confirm who is responsible for maintaining...
    15-01-2021, 15:39 PM
  • Reply to Repair obligation on water supply to flat
    by andybenw
    The block supply would only need cut off for a very short time whilst the outer stopcock is replaced. The internal one could then be replaced at leisure. Not a difficult or expensive job.

    Much preferable to make a definite stop to the supply with the block shutoff than to freeze which...
    18-01-2021, 14:13 PM
  • Reply to Repair obligation on water supply to flat
    by 1600e
    No, freezing kit is correct, using a blow torch will melt the rubber seal on the spindle and you will be in trouble then.
    if the incoming pipe is plastic then a plumber can clamp it off and replace the stop cock in a jiffy.
    if it's copper then a freezing kit basically turns the water in...
    18-01-2021, 12:06 PM
  • Reply to Repair obligation on water supply to flat
    by wouldbebuyer2
    Yes indeed it is.

    I presume by freezing kit you mean freeing kit? I haven't heard of such a thing but thought that there was a method with wd40, time and a blow torch which could be used to unstick them....
    18-01-2021, 11:45 AM
  • Reply to Repair obligation on water supply to flat
    by wouldbebuyer2
    Thanks for your comprehensive response Macromia.

    ​​​​​ Your views on the lease resonate with my own.

    I am of the opinion that the intention when the lease was written was to make the individual flat owners responsible for all of the items listed as being the freeholder's...
    18-01-2021, 11:42 AM
  • Reply to Repair obligation on water supply to flat
    by Section20z
    Good argument for regularly testing your stopcocks and never ever leave them fully open.
    A decent plumber ought to be able to free up or replace the internal one with a freezing kit.
    18-01-2021, 10:53 AM
  • Reply to Repair obligation on water supply to flat
    by wouldbebuyer2
    Yes. There is a stop cock inside the flat and another stop cock in the communal area which exclusively serves the flat. Both are jammed and need replacing.
    This actually makes it a more onerous task to replace as the whole block needs to have is supply cut off with notice given etc in order to...
    18-01-2021, 10:18 AM
  • Reply to plethora of directors breaches in RMC
    by Gordon999
    All directors should be given the same information and given advanced notice to attend the directors meetings.

    You should make a complaint to Investigation Companies House if you suspect the the £9000 "directors loan" was added after the annual accounts was signed off by...
    18-01-2021, 00:45 AM
  • plethora of directors breaches in RMC
    by JackBluebird
    Struggling with how to proceed,

    Company is building of 6 flats converted from a house about 25 years ago. Each leaseholder is a member, and currently each member is a director.

    The management of the building has been going downhill and we suspect that 4/6 directors have essentially...
    15-01-2021, 07:00 AM
  • Communal garden only appears on 1 lease
    by Slj1108
    Hi,

    I am currently in the process of purchasing my first property, a ground floor flat in a converted house. The flat above is owned by another leaseholder & they rent their property out (currently up for sale).

    We are a couple weeks away from completing but my Solictor...
    14-01-2021, 22:28 PM
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