Hi Nigel. Sorry that you most probity covered this subject before but most of the questions similar to this are about apartment complexes & this is about a development of 30 houses. We have had a committee in place for a few years now as we have a sewage treatment plant that needs to be looked after & paid for by the owners of the houses on the development. One family who own 2 properties have been refusing to pay for various different reasons which amount to them just not wanting to pay. They are now saying that they do not recognise the committee as it is not legal. The committee was voted for at an AGM and counting the owners present & the proxy votes, they amounted to more than 50 %.
The family are now saying that we should have legal rules & constitution written by a solicitor? Help please Nigel
The family of who you speak is talking through an orifice normally reserved for another purpose.
The law governing buildings under joint ownership (an English translation of which you can download by clicking here) defines how to establish a management committee, how communal fees and voting rights are calculated, organising general meetings, insurance, etc, etc..
It also includes the standard regulations, which among other things defines the rights and obligations of the owners or occupiers of the units, including their contribution to the communal fees.
If this family continue to refuse to pay, I suggest your management committee gets a lawyer to write to them confirming that the committee is is legal and to pay their fair share towards the communal fees or face the consequences.
Thank you Nigel for your reply & the link. I have tried to read through it to make sense of how it fits with our problem. It is difficult reading for a layman & the way fees are calculated seem complicated. We have looked at our costs & divided by 30 & that is how we arrived at our figure.
You are right about their orifice & the same substance comes out of their mouth when opened!
I agree with going to a solicitor but the rest of the committee decided against it & wanted to try negotiating with the family which has just not worked. The family concerned are English Cypriots living in London so one property is their holiday home & the other is rented out long term.
Apologies sheeb for invading your thread.Nigel,it is mentioned on this thread about not having the deeds.we are on a development of 17 villas and do not have our deeds. can we legally have a committee, or do we have to wait until we attain them?Thanks
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