Lambeth Council promised us a damp survey in autumn 2019. This hasn’t happened because of lack of cooperation from our landlords. We’re keeping the pressure on the council to honour their commitments
Obviously it hasn’t started yet. We’ve been in touch with council staff and they say it’s because of lack of documentation from the housing associations. They “have received some of the documentation needed, but not all. As I result [council staff] intend to convene a meeting with senior colleagues to agree a way forward. [They] can use certain enforcement powers to require this documentation, which is not a step [they] wished to maintain cordial relations with the Housing Associations to illicit their cooperation.”
As Metropolitan promised us a survey in May 2016 and this still hasn’t happened, we think the council will be waiting for a very long time for this documentation. We’ve asked our councillors to put pressure on council staff to go ahead with the housing associations cooperation if possible, but without the housing associations cooperation if they refuse to cooperate.
If that fails we have other plans to escalate this issue.
Full details on our damp campaign page