Section 20 Advice / Works
Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (as subsequently amended by Section 151 of The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002) requires that all Lleaseholders of a specific property must be consulted by the landlord before any works are undertaken to the property that are above a certain value or the landlord enters into a long-term agreement for the provision of services.
This process can be a minefield for landlords and requires a specific process to be followed. If it is not followed then costs which could be passed onto the leaseholders, via the service charge provision within the specific lease, would have to be paid by the landlord instead.
We at Jones Melling Limited can help guide landlords through this process and thus ultimately aid in maintaining the property in question at an optimum level whilst spreading the costs for remedial works correctly across the landlord and their leaseholders.