Compliance with s requirement to comply with a complicated two stage 20 notice procedure is engaged when work in excess of £250 per flat is contemplated. This threshold is far too small.
In our lease we are obligated to repaint the block of flats every four years – this always costs in excess of £250 per flat – why should the landlord consult on this when it is a lease obligastion, particulalry if the flats are owned by the leaseholders and are liely to go for the cheapest option anyway?
Why is this idea important?
Scrap requirement for s 20 notices where the work is required under the terms of the lease.
Scrap the need for complaince with as 20 notice where a building surveyor states that the work is necessary for safety reasons
Introduce a higher threshold limit so as to enable a landlord to maintain a building more efficiently.