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  • All
  • Collective Enfranchisement
  • FAQs
  • General
  • Ground Rent
  • Leases
  • Section 166 demand for ground rent
  • Section 20 Notice of major works
  • Section 3 Notice
  • Section 5 Right of First Refusal
  • Selling freehold ground rents
  • Valuing freehold ground rents
Section 20 Notice of major works

What is a Section 20 Notice of intention?

A Section 20 Notice of Intention informs leaseholders that the freeholder of the building in which they own a property wishes to carry out major works. As leaseholders are typically required to cover the cost for works, the Section 20 Notice procedure provides them with an opportunity to decide how their money is spent.

Section 20 Notice of major works

What are Section 20 qualifying works?

Qualifying works under Section 20 are any maintenance or repairs to a residential freehold property where the contribution from any one leaseholder will exceed £250.

FAQsSection 3 Notice

What happens if I don’t serve Section 3 Notices?

It is considered a summary offence if you fail to serve tenants with a Section 3 Notice in the prescribed format. This can lead to a criminal conviction and a fine. You may also have to undo the sales transaction. Learn more about Section 3 Notices here.

FAQsSection 3 Notice

Do I need a solicitor to prepare and serve Section 3 Notices to my leaseholders?

No you do not need a solicitor as you can easily prepare and serve Section 3 Notices yourself, using our professional Section 3 Notice template, which you can which you can download from our website here.

FAQsSection 3 Notice

Where can I get a free Section 3 Notice template?

You can download a free Section 3 Notice template here.

FAQsSection 3 Notice

How much does it cost to prepare and serve Section 3 Notices?

If you use our free Section 3 Notice template you will only have to pay for posting the notices to your tenants. However, if you employ the services of professional such as a solicitor, your costs will inevitably be higher.