In response to my enquiry, I received the following, which will hopefully remove the immediate stress of Major Works charges for leaseholders:
“Thank you for your email
I will ask one of our leasehold officers to review your account
You don’t have to start paying for major works until works start on site and we will write to you when this happens and advise on help
In respect of your day to day service charges they will advise if the first payment can be delayed for two months and will liaise with you going forward.
Head of Leaseholders Services”