Major Works are the big maintenance, repairs or improvement jobs carried out on a building, estate or grounds. They are sometimes also known as ‘qualifying works’. The freeholder is responsible for these and the relevant leaseholder/s are required to contribute to them under the terms of their lease.
As managing agent acting on behalf of both landlords and management companies, we can be relied upon to tender, instruct and review all major works schemes, following the correct procedures and ensuring compliance with all regulations throughout.
The majority of works we oversee are paid for from the service charge or reserve funds, which means a specific process is required to ensure compliance with the leasehold law. For example, Section 20 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 says freeholders must consult with all leaseholders if the works are set to cost any leaseholder more than £250.