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Major works

Major work includes projects like refurbishing the roof, painting the outside of the block, installing or upgrading security systems.

Major work includes projects like refurbishing the roof, painting the outside of the block, installing or upgrading security systems.

Charges for major work, on top of the service charges

Any day-to-day maintenance cost you pay, included in the annual service charge, covers minor repairs to shared areas of the block or estate. Work such as decorating the shared areas and re roofing is not covered by this annual service charge and is carried out as part of a separate maintenance programme. The costs will be shared between all flats in the block.

Consulting you before work is carried out

Where charges are above £250 we will always consult you. The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 clearly sets out what we must do. The legal requirements can vary, depending on the planned contractual arrangements for carrying out the work, but we will always consult you on the extent and cost of the planned work.

Can I do some of the work myself?

In some cases (for example, work to the windows or doors to your flat) we may agree to allow you to do the work yourself, but you must get our permission, for which there may be a charge. You may need to sign a legal agreement.

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Paying for the work

When we consult you about the work, we will give you a leaflet setting out the different ways to pay and other help available to you. If you have any particular concerns, even before work starts, please contact us.

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