The CRM management group is now seeking to claim at least part of the cost of the repairs from the leaseholders
, claiming the cost is a service charge item.But the move has left some of the 200-plus residents fearing they won't be able to find the substantial sum within the required timeframe.
A spokesman for CRM Residential, the managing agents for the development, said: "Under the terms of the lease we are obliged, on behalf of all leaseholders
, to maintain the development in a good state of repair.
Labour has also announced a crackdown on unfair fees and contract terms, and a right to challenge unfair fees or poor service; and also new rights to empower leaseholders
to hire and fire their managing agent, or to take over management of their homes themselves.
Resultantly, the leaseholders
were asked to remove their equipment before the deadline given and in case of failure the same would be confiscated.
According to the letter, the leaseholders
of the NHA land were encroaching on the 200-foot-wide CDA land.
have a statutory right to extend their lease by an additional 90 years and reduce the ground rent to zero, which would make it more attractive to potential purchasers." However, he points out that leaseholds will still need to pay service charges and any permission fees that remain in the extended lease.
Both pieces of legislation require leaseholders
to meet the reasonable costs of their freeholder.
And it said there are issues over leaseholders
being required to pay high fees to make minor cosmetic changes to their homes, such as changing a doorbell.
"And we've seen a number of private building owners doing the right thing and taking responsibility, but unfortunately too many are continuing to pass on the costs of removal and replacement to leaseholders
Developers have denied that sales teams deliberately misled leaseholders
with partial sales information and false promises of purchasing their freeholds at an agreed price.
The committee's report said: "It is clear that many of the leaseholders
we heard from were not aware of the differences between freehold and leasehold at the point of purchase.
This was to be divided between leaseholders
according to the square footage of each flat.