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
NHG leaseholders have specific issues about lack of transparency in service charges. There’s also an issue about that NHG have introduced sinking funds (what NHG calls cyclical funds) without consultation. NHG have now said “The sinking fund will be refunded to leaseholders accounts [but] we do intend to begin collecting the sinking fund and will therefore inform all leaseholders of this change moving forward so that it can be properly included in future demands”. We’ll discuss this further at the meeting with the Leasehold Advisory Service . There’s also other issues with NHG leaseholders
As a result of our campaigning MTVH have massively improved the transparency of their service charges. 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 TRA is a property lawyer. We cannot give legal advice.