Re: Leasehold, fleecehold
The flipside of that though, is if you have a bunch of neighbours who can't/won't pay for maintenance it puts you in a sticky situation.
Do you pay out the shortfall to fix the hallway? If not, when someone falls through the floor and sues you're going to be jointly liable.
Now think about how many people you know who are either tight-fisted, or struggling financially. Really think leaving it to neighbours to sort stuff out is going to work? Nearly every private road I've driven down has been a pothole nighmare, I'm not sure extended that level of care to buildings is a wise move.
Not that the current setup is any good either.