I've been renting a bungalow on a small complex for 5 years. There was a Management Company who turned up regularly, cleaning, gardening and looking after pool. Suddenly, in April 2018 the communal electricity was switched off and has never been reconnected - EAC confirmed that they were requested to disconnect the electric "by a previous customer". The company continued to garden,clean and look after the pool although they did not come as often as they had done. Finally at the beginning of 2019 they stopped completely. No-one seems to know what has happened. One owner, here on holiday, thought they had, in his words, "run off with the money"!
There had never been any mention or sign of a Management Committee, there were no owners living on site, most of the flats were long rents or holiday lets. Even my landlord knew nothing about a Management Committee; I wonder if it was the case that the developer was acting as the Management Company which I think did happen sometimes?
Is there some way that I can check if there ever was a Management Committee set up or who was on it? Or is there some legal ruling about a complex with neither Management Committee or Management Company?
Seems a shame to see what was a well-kept attractive complex turn into a derelict eyesore. Would appreciate any comments.
What does it say in your rental agreement on the subject? You may be able to put pressure on your landlord to sort this out by withholding part of your rent - others renting on your development could do the same.
Many thanks for the very helpful reply Nigel. Since I sold my own property this is the first time I've rented and come across the "Management Committee/Company scenario and what can happen! I suppose in an ideal world if all the owners lived permanently on-site,formed a Committee,paid realistic communal fees a lot of the problems wouldn't occur.
But I will ask my landlord what has/is happening and what the plans (if any) are. I didn't know that the Land Registry could be approached to act as Management Committee; neither had I heard about the change in bank regulations that you pointed out. I'll point them out to my landlord when I see her.
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