Supermodel Linda Evangelista is embroiled in a $1.5 million (£937,000) lawsuit with the managers of her apartment building in New York City over the cost of replacing the roof.

The catwalk beauty owns a penthouse at the building in Manhattan and is faced with a potentially enormous bill over the upcoming construction works.

The management board of the Spears Building in Chelsea wants to charge the roof maintenance work solely to the owners of the penthouse suites, but they insist it should be shared among all 30 apartments.

The penthouse owners filed a lawsuit at Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday (02Mar15) in an attempt to block the move and force the board to spread out the $1.5 million bill, according to the New York Daily News.

A vote on the proposal is due to take place on Thursday (05Mar15) but the penthouse owners are urging a judge to block it until more information about the extent of the work can be provided.