New mandatory and discretionary reduction of service charges directions for social landlords came into force on 12 August 2014.
Heres a link to Leases’ article on the recent cap
You can also talk to Council, Mears, Partners, BreyerGroup about:
Your annual or major works service charges
Future works to your block or estate
Subletting or selling your property
Meet: LEASE – the independent leasehold advice service
Zurich Municipal – building insurance provider
St Mungo’s Broadway – for money and benefit advice
Credit Union – community savings and loans
Building Control – advice on building regulations
Find out more about:
Islington Residential, our property management service for leaseholders who sublet their property
How to have your say
Assisted switching service – assistance with changing energy supplier
Islington Assembly Halls
The ILA are looking for photo evidence from Leaseholders of poor workmanship on their home from Islington Council and Partners workers and their contractors for possible publication on our website and social media.
Please email ILA links to your digital photos to this address with name of the contractor.
or send copies of physical photos to: PO BOX 66633, London N1 1AA
Note: Please don’t send more that your 5 best photos – but tell us if you have more, We can’t return copies of physical photos and paper photocopies may not be be good enough to publish
A report from the Smith Institute last week (quoted by Jules Birch in “Inside Housing”) concluded that over 60 per cent of new homes in central London are currently being bought by overseas investors and that a large proportion of them are being kept empty.
If there is extra overseas demand for limited supply that is already inadequate to meet domestic demand then that must be increasing (or propping up) prices and making the overall affordability situation worse. That has to be a cause of concern for the UK government, especially when overseas governments are taking action in their own markets. Full Story Here
The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has warned insurers that buildings insurance arranged for individual flats carries a significant risk of underinsurance.
Buildings insurance is commonly taken out on the whole block by the freeholder of the property and the premium split between the various leaseholders.
BUILDING INSURANCE QUERIES _ILA MEETING_11Jan12 and response from JLTAlison Goodwin from JLT [Jardine Lloyd Thompson Public Sector Risks] who admin OCASA Building Insurance have sent us comments on the queries submitted for the January ILA meeting. The ILA queries and her comments are in the attached document.