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  1. Hi during the really windy weather someone had left the front door of our block of flats open. It came off. So now we have no block front door. It has been like this since October! I have asked the landlord multiple times to fix this as rats keep coming into the block. (It’s a small 2 story block with 4 flats in he owns them all). Just wondering if there is anything I can do to make him fix this asap. thanks.
  2. Hi. My Mother-in-law is a leaseholder of a maisonette and recently had her gas meter changed. After fitting, the engineer pressure tested the system and found a leak somewhere past the meter and within the property - capped gas supply on safety grounds. Boiler engineer was called out and confirmed it's not from there and as there's no other gas appliances (old gas fire decommissioned years ago) it's suspected the leak is under the concrete floor. My MIL raised a claim with the freeholders building insurance provider but they said they're not responsible for the pipes and to contact the gas supplier. Gas supplier say they're only responsible up to the meter - contact building insurance. I raised a new claim with the building insurance and this time they reject it because 'no damage has occurred to the property'. I'm contesting this and currently waiting on a reply..on the basis there has to be damage to the pipe otherwise it wouldn't be leaking. My question is, who is responsible for the gas pipes within a leasehold property? I believe they are within the fabric of the building and as such should be the freeholder's responsibility. Any comments or advice appreciated.
  3. Hi Everyone I'm after some second opinions, 2 years ago I purchased my first Buy to Let property and I've just recently bought another, any maintenance or repair issue I've had throughout that time I've taken care of myself but its starting to get in the way of my work life! A friend of mine who lives out in the US owns 5 properties and he hires a property maintenance and repairs company to take care of any issues his tenants have and recommended I do the same. As much as I trust his word, I'm super paranoid when making these kind of decisions so I'm after any second opinions you guys may have? Are these companies reliable? do any of you have personal experience with them? I came across this company http://www.hometech-uk-ltd.co.uk They come very highly recommended from a few acquaintances I have through work, so I soon might get in contact. But yes... any advice would be great
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