The terms of your lease determine exactly which repairs we are responsible for and which are your responsibility, however, in general, we are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the exterior and structure of the building, and any communal areas. These could include the roof, exterior walls, window frames (but not the glass), guttering, sewers and drains, external decoration, internal common areas, communal gardens, communal paths, communal parking areas. The extent of the communal areas that relate to your property will be shown on the plan that forms part of your lease.
As a leaseholder, you are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the interior of your property including the internal walls and ceiling.
The cost of any works carried out by us, in relation to your property, will be recharged in total or part to the leaseholder as part of the service charge.
We will not undertake works that are your responsibility, and you must not carry out works to our building or communal areas, or instruct your own contractor to do so. If you or someone you have employed are carrying out works inside your property, you must make sure that no damage is done to communal areas, services or the structure of the building.
This information only applies to council leasehold properties that were originally purchased under the right to buy scheme.