For councils, the fire-door manufacturers and managing agents imposed on leaseholders by monetising freeholders … when it comes to fire-doors an “everything must go” approach is invariably favoured. That explains why Southwark Council (below) prefers to spend £2,267 of other people’s money rather than just repair a bit of broken glazing
Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022: fire door guidance
1.1. The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 were placed on the statute book on 18 May 2022, and came into force on 23 January 2023.
Six leaseholders in Bristol have been charged – and have paid – £785.82 in lost interest for ground rent that was not charged for five years owing to “an oversight” by Malcolm Warner’s Pediment Properties Limited.
Landlords have the right to claim back unpaid ground rent going back six years, but they cannot add interest payments to the sums left unpaid owing to their own carelessness.
Five of the six leaseholders at St John’s Court in central Bristol paid up the demands for interest, but Verity Hobbs paid the outstanding ground rent only and disputed the demand for interest.