I was interested to see a documentary recently which looked into the charges that leaseholders pay. The program seemed spot on in terms of the sort of issues that leaseholders have raised with me in the past.
Leaseholders have to pay for work in advance – edict of Labour run Haringey Council – even though Haringey Council itself doesn’t pay for the work it funds until after the work is done. Clearly sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander.
Moreover – the bills come in very very high – and leaseholders feel that they somehow end up paying over the odds without real recourse. There are ‘rules’ covering how leaseholders are meant to be treated in terms of repairs and rennovations – but how confident can leaseholders be that their best interests are being looked after by Haringey – who as we know are facing a £10million financial black hole of their own making?
I once was shown a print-out of works list at a council block of flats. Many of the ‘jobs’ were done and charged more than once – but the person showing me would not give me the evidence.
So – if anyone has actual evidence that would stand up to an auditor’s investigation in Haringey – please let me know.