Agreement of Lease

publication date: Dec 19, 2011
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

Agreement of Lease

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Q - I own a long lease on a six year old apartment. The windows do not close completely and as a result rain leaks through and they are also draughty. The maintenance company and developers/freeholders have suggested I am responsible for the repair/replacement.

Am I right in assuming that the freeholders should be responsible?   SEE THE FULL QUESTION HERE

A - The answer to this lies in your leasehold agreement. In the one I have the windows are definitely the responsbility of the freeholder, but not every lease is the same.

To find out:-

  1. Ask them where/what clause in the leasehold agreement states that the windows are your responsbility
  2. Check with the legal company you bought the property through and see if they highlighted this to you

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