You can look after your home by quickly giving permission for shared repairs to be carried out.
Individual parts in a tenement building:
- chimney pots, cowls and copex liners (a cowl is a cover fixed to a chimney pot to allow ventilation, copex liners are used to prevent carbon monoxide leaking from the vents that are used to remove carbon monoxide from domestic appliances)
- roof and loft insulation (individual to top-floor properties)
- walls and doors inside each home
- close walls (only for maintenance, the outside half of cavity walls is a shared part)
- safe lintels (internal lintels on outside walls)
- floorboards (unless part of a rot repair to structural timbers)
- ceilings (unless part of a rot repair to structural timbers)
- plumbing inside your house (drainage, sanitaryware such as toilets, basins and so on, and supply pipe from rising main)
- heating installations (unless part of a shared heating system)
- combination tanks and cylinders
- TV aerials (unless part of a shared system)
- front gardens
- balconies (check whether these are shared on your title deeds).