ILA meet Wed 08 May 2013

Islington Leaseholders Association

Meeting

Wednesday 8th May 2013

Islington Town Hall

7pm – 9pm

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA

Guest Speaker: To be advised

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If you wish to join or renew your membership please contact our website www.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms.

 

ILA meet Wed March 2013

 

Islington Leaseholders Association

Meeting

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Islington Town Hall

7pm – 9pm

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA

Guest Speaker: To be advised

Website www.ila.org.uk

Twitter  @ilaorguk

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If you wish to join or renew your membership please contact our website www.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms.

 

 

ILA meet Wed 13.2.2013

Islington Leaseholders Association

Meeting

Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

Islington Town Hall

7pm – 9pm

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA

Guest Speaker: To be advised

Website www.ila.org.uk

Twitter @ilaorguk

Face Book http://on.fb.me/mWzios

 

ILA – volunteers wanted

The ILA is looking for a ‘secretary’ to take minutes and distribute them regularly to all the directors and asks for a volunteer to undertake this essential part of the work, to assist the smooth running of the organisation. If your interested please log onto http://www.ila.org.uk/faqs/contact-form/

 

If you wish to join or renew your membership please contact our website www.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms.

 

Dr.B.S. Potter

Chairman ILA

 

Islington Tribune on Home repairs bills: ‘We’ve learned our lesson,’ say council  

http://wp.me/PY9zq-x8

 

ILA meet Wednesday 14.11.2012

Islington Leaseholders Association

Meeting  on

Wednesday 14th Nov  2012

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA

Guest Speakers: TBA

Website www.ila.org.uk
Twitter @ilaorguk
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Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month

 

ILA – volunteers wanted
The ILA is looking for a ‘secretary’ to take minutes and distribute them regularly to all the directors and asks for a volunteer to undertake this essential part of the work, to assist the smooth running of the organisation.  If your interested please contact us here.

If you wish to join or renew your membership please contact our website where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms here .

Please impress upon any other leaseholders that it is in their interest to attend these meetings regularly…….

For those of you unable to obtain last weeks Islington Gazette dated 11 October 2012, please click here.

Millions could be raised in Islington leasehold sale

Gazette reports more than £20million could be raised for new homes if Islington Council take up Dr Brian Potter ( ILA chair) suggestion and  offers leaseholders a one-off chance to extend their leases by 99 years at a knock-down price. more 

Open Letter to Leader Catherine West and Islington Council

From:  Dr Brian Potter ILA

To: Catherine West (catherine.west@islington.gov.uk),   james.murray@islington.gov.uk,  paul.convery@islingtonlabour.org.uk, richard.greening@islington.gov.uk,  richard.watts@islington.gov.uk

Dear Catherine.

Since the ILA’s last proposal to raise cash for Islington (99 year Lease Extensions) appears to have drawn so much attention (including from other borough’s!) we hope that you will also consider another of our schemes, which although not as lucrative as the first, will potentially raise a great deal of much needed cash, very quickly.

Very briefly

A/ In Islington’s leases, Leaseholders only own the glass, not the window frames!

B/ A major source of problems has been due to window repairs/replacement for which contractorsgrossly over charge. (Most windows have under gone extensive work through the Decent Homes Project already)

C/ So..When contacting leaseholders re a 99 year lease Extension…also offer to sell them their windows…at a discount…as a one off offer…in the same time frame as the lease extension?

Back ground

Formally, to buy your windows through HFI      you were required to seek planning permission and alicense…all of which cost money and involved administrative costs to the order of approximately £1000-2000 per property.

The ILA has finally convinced HFI that both the planning permission and license were an unnecessary cash burden, which prevented leaseholders from buying their windows via a “Deed of Variation”. However, as a result of years of negotiations with HFI, leaseholders can now purchase the DOV within a couple of weeks, at a total cost of £380. (I purchased mine last month).

If this sum was reduced to £180 in a one off promotion, I am sure that the majority of Islington’s leaseholders would be happy to take part.

Peripheral advantages to this scheme…

1/ Many more leaseholders would be inclined to use the small local builders…thereby generating bothcash and employment in the borough, and reduce both the council’s responsibility and contractual work load!

2/ The large contracts currently being allocated cost the borough a fortune, and are totally un-manageable and impossible to monitor…and, invariably uses sub-contracted labour from…who knows where?

3/ If the leaseholders are satisfied with this arrangement they will have no need to challenge the billing at law (LVT), so saving the borough a great deal of cash during the course of the year in defending issues related to cost and quality of works by employing very expensive external firms of solicitors. See Tremlett Grove…!!!

Legal safe guards

In order to ensure that the leaseholders comply with council requirements in regard to conservation areas etc…Caveats can be included, if and when required…

Possible income of…non-ring fenced cash…

Math…11,000 x £180 = £??????????

Brian.

ILA meet Wed 10th Oct 2012

Islington Leaseholders Association

Meeting

on

Wednesday 10 Oct 2012

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA

Guest Speakers: A power point presentation by two ‘LEASE’ solicitors on on how to extend your lease (by 99 years), including any problems and cost. Also, all of the information needed to “take ownership” of your windows…

Website www.ila.org.uk
Twitter @ilaorguk
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ILA – volunteers wanted
The ILA is looking for a ‘secretary’ to take minutes and distribute them regularly to all the directors and asks for a volunteer to undertake this essential part of the work, to assist the smooth running of the organisation.  If your interested please contact us here.

If you wish to join or renew your membership please contact our website where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms here .

Please impress upon any other leaseholders that it is in their interest to attend these meetings regularly…….

For those of you unable to obtain last weeks Islington Gazette dated 20 September 2012, please click here.

‘Legalised money laundering’ by Islington Council – Gazette Letter of the week

For those of you unable to obtain last weeks Islington Gazette dated 6 September 2012.

Please click here  IslingtonGazetteLetters06.09.12

The Islington Gazette – Thursday 6 September 2012  , Page 18 – Letters

1)      Letter of the week – ‘Legalised money laundering’ by Council

By Dr Brian Potter, Islington Leaseholders Association/

Federation of Islington Tenants Association

2)      Leaseholders – A silence that is far from golden

By Kay Newsom, Islington Leaseholders Association member

 3)      Democracy – Champions must not be chumps

By Richard Rosser Highbury New Park. N5

Send your letters to islingtongazette.letters@archant.co.uk

ILA Meet Wed 12.9.12

Islington Leaseholders Meeting

on
Wednesday 12 September 2012
in    Islington Town Hall Chambers
 
at     7 – 9pm
Hosting the meeting:- Dr Brian Potter
Guest Speakers:- A local surveyor advising on Lease Extensions
Website          www.ila.org.uk
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ILA Meet Wed 8.8.12

Islington Leaseholders Meeting
on
Wednesday 8 August 2012
in
Islington Town Hall Chambers
 
at
7 – 9pm
Hosting the meeting:- Dr Brian Potter
Guest Speakers:- To be advised
Website          www.ila.org.uk
Twitter            @ilaorguk
Face Book      http://on.fb.me/mWzios
Please impress upon any other leaseholder’s that you know that it is in their interest to attend these meetings regularly…

Please see Dr Potters letter published in the Islington Tribune on 20 July 2012 –

Out in the cold in race to be champion.


ILA monthly meet 11.07.12

Islington Leaseholders Meeting 

on Wednesday  11th  July 2012

in Islington Town Hall Chambers

at   7 – 9pm
Hosting the meeting:- Dr Brian Potter
Guest Speakers:- LEASE solicitors
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