Is there any limit to the costs of major repairs and maintenance?
Generally, there are no limits (unless the repairs or maintenance were funded wholly or partly by certain Government or Homes and Communities Agency funds). However, if you purchased under the Right to Buy or Right to Acquire schemes, there are limits during the first five years for repairs and improvements and general repairs, and for the first ten years for structural repairs. These were detailed in your offer notice which you received when you applied to buy your home. During these first five years we cannot charge more than the amounts we estimated for itemised repairs and improvements (after allowing for inflation). Unless you were advised of itemised structural defects in your building before you bought your home from us, you will not have to contribute towards the cost of putting right that defect during the first ten years.
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