to put repair the roof may not be yours. It may be covered in any service
charge, but it is more likely, because of the wording of your lease, to be the
responsibility of the top floor flat.
need to get hold of the lease of the top floor flat, which you can get from HM
land registry for about £20.
you have that, you will know who is responsible for repairing the roof because if
the roof is not included in the top floor flat, it is by default the responsibility
of the freeholder.
be that it is mentioned specifically in the lease and it also may be
specifically mentioned in yours.
the default situation is that if no one in the building owns it under a lease,
and it remains the property of the freeholder and the freeholder is liable to
appreciate that there may be an agent appointed by the freeholder. You need to
get the name of the freeholder on the freehold title deeds which are also
available from the land Registry at a cost of just 3 pounds.
can buy the deeds here online https://eservices.landregistry.gov.uk/www/wps/portal/!ut/p/b1/04_SjzS0tDQwMTIxMjLXj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOKNjSxMDA1NjDwsjM3MDTxN3dyNDUNMjQ1MjPWDU_P0c6McFQH3SLFU/
may be able to buy the lease but not all leases are available online, in which
case you may have to contact the local land registry by telephone
upon the above, it is unlikely that you will be responsible for the cost of
repairing the roof. You are however responsible for all the ground rent that
you should have paid regardless of the repair to the roof being required.
you come to the flat the landlord will not give consent to the sale unless the
ground rent is paid up to date and the buyer will want proof of that. The
landlord does not have to send demands for ground rent, you are liable to pay
it to voluntarily under the terms of the lease.
that answer the question?