Consultation on 'major works'

We must consult leaseholders first when we want to carry out repairs, maintenance or improvement work which would cost an individual leaseholder more than £250.

We will send a ‘Notice of Intention’ to:

  • any leaseholders who will be affected
  • a tenants’ association, if there is one
  • any tenants currently buying a flat through ‘Right to Buy’

The notice must include:

  • a description of the works, or let you know when and where you can see it
  • the reasons why this work needs to be done
  • the total estimated cost of the work
  • information on how you can give feedback
  • the name and address where any written observations about the works may be sent

You have 30 days from the date of the notice to give your feedback. The council must consider all comments.

We cannot charge any leaseholder more than £250 for the major work if we do not follow the process above, or we have not been given permission by the housing tribunal.

Page last updated: 22 February 2023

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