General Question re: floor

This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Peter Wright 3 years, 4 months ago.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #3886

    canshe
    Participant

    Hi,

    The flat conversion I live in has floorboards with T&G chipboard flooring on top, the chipboard is now 30yrs+ and needs replacing in my kitchen where water damage from neighbours flats and just old age has made in rise and fall in places.

    I may as well replace the kitchen units etc while I’m having the flooring sorted and just wanted to know if the permission for this will be straight forward.

    Thanks

    Canshe

    #3889

    Bill Richbell
    Participant

    You may not need permission for any of this work. You will need to check your lease as they do slightly. Floor boards or the surface of a hard floor often belong to the leaseholder, that is you. As with kitchen units. Just check that no structural repairs are involved, which would need permission, and that your lease in particular gives you the floorboards.

    #3892

    canshe
    Participant

    Many thanks Bill,

    Looking at the lease it seems The First Schedule says ‘The premises include the surface of floors above the joists or other supporting floor structure…’ this I presume is the bits I am responsible for.

    Regards

    Canshe

    #3895

    Bill Richbell
    Participant

    Yes thats right, very normal, the joists are part of the main structure and the boarding or floor boards belong to you

    #3897

    Peter Wright
    Participant

    I doubt you would need permission to change the chipboard, but your lease may set out permissable flooring and you should follow that. Older ones certainly specify what you can and cannot use.

    I have more doubts about the units, particularly if they are fixed and water or electric work is involved. Although the work is down to you, you are likely to need consent. See http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/housing/council-tenants-and-leaseholders/homeownership/making-improvements-to-your-property/, which specifically says consent to change kitchen units is needed and how you get it.

    It should not be onerous.

    Peter Wright

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.