Major works are usually substantial building programmes to maintain or improve your block, building, estate, or the area around your building.
As a leaseholder, you are responsible for paying your share for these repairs under the Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 as amended by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. These regulations separate the consultation procedures into four schedules, each covering different contracts.
The consultation requirements are defined under two headings:
- Qualifying work
- Qualifying long-term agreements
Works to your block and estate might include:
- window frames, but not glass
- refuse bin areas
- external walls
- communal doors and entry phones
- decoration of external and internal communal parts
- estate roads and paths
- gardens (excluding private gardens).
You will be consulted before we carry out any work that will cost you more than £250. You will also be consulted about any long-term works that will go on for more than 12 months and cost you more than £100 per year. This process is your legal right and is called a Section-20 notice.