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    • bairn7
    • By bairn7 13th Jun 17, 1:32 PM
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    Council refusing to pay share of repairs
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    • 13th Jun 17, 1:32 PM
    Council refusing to pay share of repairs 13th Jun 17 at 1:32 PM
    Hi all

    I had to get some urgent roof repairs instructed last week. I'm the owner of a first (and top) floor flat and the council owns the flat underneath.

    Last year I had a roof leak and contacted the council who come out and simply placed a plastic sheet under the leak. It took months for them to actually repair.

    This time the leak was in a different spot and was much more urgent so I had to get it done that day (was coming through the ceiling into my bedroom.

    The title deeds say that both flats have joint responsibility for the roof.

    The council are saying that, because they were not consulted, they will not be paying their share of the costs.

    Can they do this?
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    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 13th Jun 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 1:59 PM
    Might be best to get this thread moved to:
    • missile
    • By missile 13th Jun 17, 2:08 PM
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    I have found making a complaint to my local councillor gets a better response.
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    • 14th Jun 17, 11:03 AM
    Does the lease say they have to be consulted?
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 14th Jun 17, 12:00 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 12:00 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 12:00 PM
    The council are saying that, because they were not consulted, they will not be paying their share of the costs.
    Originally posted by bairn7
    Next time they ask for Council Tax, tell them, as you weren't consulted, you are not going to pay!
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