Major works and repairs

Page updated on: 29/02/2024

Major works are defined as any work which will cost an individual leaseholder more than £250. If Carmarthenshire County Council intends to recover the costs of these works from the leaseholder, then this will require formal consultation with leaseholders under section 20 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985. These consultation requirements were amended by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 Wales.

Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 requires us to provide you with details and ask for your observations about intended works and services. This is known as consultation. This is done by sending you a formal notification called a Section 20 Notice.

If we do not do this, we might not be able to charge you the full cost of the works and services. Section 20 sets out the way we must consult with you.

Within Carmarthenshire County Council there are 10 different leases which have been used when tenants have purchased the properties from the authority or its predecessors.

Major works are usually cyclical works to the structure or fabric of the building. This may include external painting or re-roofing, where the lease allows a recharge to be made to the leaseholder to recover costs of the work.