Damage done by management company to side of house

Foxy007

Registered User
Repeat damage done to side of our house by third parties hired by management company. No date or confirmation pf it being addressed. Should we withhold our substantial fees or threaten with legal action? Would it be easier to deal with the bin company?
 

Leo

Moderator
You might have to take action against both. The bin company are the ones who have done the damage.
 

Zenith63

Frequent Poster
I cannot answer your query, but as a Director of a management company I’d just ask you to keep in-mind that the management company is ‘owned’ by you as a member; it’s your and your neighbour’s company. The Directors are likely to be neighbours of yours and working free of charge for your benefits (unless you’ve outsourced that).

I don’t know where you live and what state your management company is in, it could still be run by the developers, but just asking you to begin from a place of understanding/empathy.
 

Seagull

Frequent Poster
Is there a management agent in place? If so, was the third party hired by the management company, or by the management agent? They are separate entities. Have you addressed your issues directly to the third party involved? The responsibility for repair lies with them.
 

Threadser

Frequent Poster
I cannot answer your query, but as a Director of a management company I’d just ask you to keep in-mind that the management company is ‘owned’ by you as a member; it’s your and your neighbour’s company. The Directors are likely to be neighbours of yours and working free of charge for your benefits (unless you’ve outsourced that).
Good to see this clarified. Owners who threaten legal action on the Management Company often don't realise that themselves and their neighbours are members of this company. I think you need to address the issues directly with the 3rd party contractor in the first instance/
 
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