We’ve had four public meetings for the benefit of leaseholders:
- A meeting with the Leasehold Advisory Service in January 2015, minutes here .
- A meeting with Metropolitan Leaseholder Services in April 2016, minutes here .
- A meeting with the Leasehold Advisory Service in September 2019, minutes here. We covered section 20 notices and service charges
- A meeting with the Leasehold Advisory Service in September 2022, minutes here. We covered sinking funds and damp
If you have an old lease you may be being overcharged for administration. Full details here
As a leaseholder you have buildings insurance paid for as part of your service charge. Here’s how it helped one resident of Gaywood Close
If you think you need an EWS1 form to sell or remortgage your lease it’s best to seek professional advice. This story from a former resident of Kynaston House may help
There any many issues with NHG service charges. The most important is that they did not demand them correctly in 2021 and so owe leaseholders money. But we are making progress. NHG have now said “The sinking fund [what they call cyclical works] will be refunded to leaseholders accounts”. Revised service charge statements, with the service fund removed, should be issues by the end of 2022. We’ll escalate if it doesn’t.
As a result of our campaigning MTVH have massively improved the transparency of their service charges for 2021. They still have not issued summary accounts for 2022. If you’re an MTVH leaseholder please demand summary accounts
We need to make sure the Internal Cleaning charges are comparable to other council estates. If you have any friends who live on broadly comparable estates please ask them to forward their service charge statement to us (here are our contact details)
Nobody in the residents association is a property lawyer. We cannot give legal advice.