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Roof Repairs on converted house to 4 flats, who bears cost

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As stated in description, I have a flat that has been converted from a house split into 4. Two flats two top, two bottom. I have a quote for roof and chimney repairs for replacing tiles and chimney re… Read More
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1w, 6d agoPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
As stated in description, I have a flat that has been converted from a house split into 4. Two flats two top, two bottom. I have a quote for roof and chimney repairs for replacing tiles and chimney repair. I was under impression gets spread four ways but roofer that quoted said chimney on my side (im the top flat) up to me to pay, Can anyone clarify or had any experience re roof share? Thanks in advance
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1w, 6d agoPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
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#1
Flats leashold ?
#2
don't think the roofer is best person to advise who is paying for this
#3
Flats freehold and in Scotland. I agree mattmerch as unless roofer seen my/neighbours title deeds or got a law degree he not in a position, I just thought would double check.
#4
bazzmc
Flats freehold and in Scotland. I agree mattmerch as unless roofer seen my/neighbours title deeds or got a law degree he not in a position, I just thought would double check.

does each flat hold a separate freehold or do all 4 hold a joint freehold? in england it would be a joint freehold but i don't know how this operates in scotland.
#5
Cost covered by all people on the dwelling regardless of type.
The roof covers the entire property so all are liable.
#6
15 years ago my mum was in a similar scenario. Top floor flat in one of the red tenement buildings just outside Glasgow city center.

The roof required repairing and the middle and bottom flats refused to pay, the argument was that if the roof leaked and nothing was done it would affect the middle floor and then the ground floor if left. The ar$$ neighbours refused despite, my mum (and the middle floor) paying a few years previous for work to be done in the cellar (again affected all flats)

So legally i'm not sure but try and approach the neighbours from a logical point of view, arguing that if one side needs doing the other won't be too far behind. The chimney will go down to the bottom floor so unless they have had it removed, in which case could that have caused damage and then they would be liable?
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thedvdmonster
Cost covered by all people on the dwelling regardless of type. The roof covers the entire property so all are liable.

This +.

Plus doubt the title deeds were changed when property was converted.

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