Major Works consultation
Landlords (or Managing Agents acting on their behalf) are required to consult with leaseholders in accordance with Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 for major works which exceed £250 per contributing leaseholder.
Major works could be items of repair, renewal, redecoration, improvement or replacement such as a new roof, new doors, new windows, redecoration of the communal areas etc in accordance with the repair and maintenance obligations outlined in your lease.
There is a prescribed format for this consultation and this can be accessed via the Leasehold Advisory Service website by searching for ‘section 20’.
Consultation is also required for long-term qualifying contracts.
A qualifying long-term agreement is an agreement entered into by the landlord with a wholly independent organisation or contractor for a period of more than 12 months after 31 October 2003 (agreements before this are exempt), where the amount payable by any one contributing leaseholder under the agreement in any accounting period exceeds £100. Such contracts could be for grounds maintenance, caretaking, fire alarm maintenance contracts etc again in accordance with the terms of your lease. Full guidance on this can also be found using the above link.
If you have any queries regarding any Section 20 consultation documentation that has been issued by Together Housing, please contact us.