Partners repairs drop-in sessions

If you’ve got a repair issue with your Partners managed property you can go and see them in person.

 

Here is a programme of dates for Partners repairs drop-in sessions.

They are running monthly, alternating at the office and just before the forum.

Thursday 17th July (5.30-6.30pm) – Islington Town Hall

Wednesday 20th August (2-4pm) – Colebrooke Place

Thursday 18th September (5.30-6.30pm) – Islington Town Hall

Wednesday 22nd October (2-4pm) – Colebrooke Place

Thursday 19th November (5.30-6.30pm) – Islington Town Hall

Wednesday 17th December (2-4pm) – Colebrooke Place.

ILA AGM & meet – Wed 11th June 2014

Islington Leaseholders Association Meeting
and
Annual General Meeting

on

Wednesday 11th June 2014

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman (ILA)

Guest Speakers: Mrs Patricia Napier

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Hustings and ILA meet Wed 14 May 2014

 Islington Leaseholders Association Meeting and Hustings
on
Wednesday 14th May  2014
in
Islington Town Hall
at
7pm – 9pm

The apolitical ILA have invited all Islington political parties to attend a Hustings at our ILA monthly meet, to tell us how they will help Leaseholders.

Leaseholders are invited to come along and ask them how they’ll help you.

 

Guest Speakers from Islington’s political parties confirmed so far include:

 

Cllr. James Murray – Executive Member for Housing (Labour),

Cllr. Terry Stacy (Liberal) ,

Charlie Kiss (Green),

Patricia Napier (Conservative),

Pete Muswell  (UKIP)

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA
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ILA Meet 9th April 2014

Islington Leaseholders Association Meeting
on
Wednesday 9th April 2014
in
Islington Town Hall
at
7pm – 9pm
Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA
Guest Speaker: TBA
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Council meet to ban Partners Resident Forum?

Council  meet  to ban Partners Resident Forum?

The ILA voted at their AGM to totally boycott the Councils new Residents’ Improvement Taskforce  and therefore its scrutiny panel) process…as it is un-democratic and un-representative of leaseholders in the borough.

It  look like Islington Council are now trying to do away with one of the few remaining structures of the  pre-Residents’ Improvement Taskforce system, that is the  unpaid volunteer “Partners Resident Forum” (which improves service for Partners Leaseholders & Tenants)  because the PRF shows some independence of Council.

The Council is starting this process by imposing new rules and regulations for spurious  reasons on the forum, without providing any evidence for its alleged issues to, or  allowing any democratic debate by the forum.

These  undemocratic changes  may be formalised  without involving the Forum, at the  following council meeting this  Thursday  13th March, Town Hall committee room 4 @ 6pm.

Please attend, bring friends,they do not have to be in Partners properties,  just those whom object to these changes not coming to the Forum 1st, or the undemocratic way the  council is trying to rush this through, without informing Partners tenants & Leaseholders!

Residents’ Improvement Taskforce arrangement update report Download  

Update:14.03.14 – Thanks to everyone that attended,  The Council are rescheduling any decision for the moment. We will need to wait to see what happens in the future.

 

ILA meet Wed 12th March 2014

Islington Leaseholders Association Meeting 
on
Wednesday 12th March 2014
in
Islington Town Hall
at
7pm – 9pm
 
Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA

Guest Speaker: Two solicitors from “LEASE” organisation will be giving a presentation on the latest lease extension procedures and outlining the new remit of the LVT. 
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Please impress upon any other leaseholders that it is in their interest to attend these meetings regularly…
Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA has asked me to forward onto you all this Leaseholders letter in the Islington Gazette, Thurs, Feb 27, 2014 –  Please see below to view at your convenience [1] Why not withhold PFI payments?
 
Dr B.S. Potter Chairman ILA
___________________________

[1]

Islington Gazette,

Thurs, Feb 27, 2014

 

Council housing

Why not withhold PFI payments?

“[It] seems to be a pretty unsatisfactory contract,” “We’ll see what our options

are,” “We need a plan of management” and “We want to be transparent whenever

possible” (!) Cllrs Richard Watts and James Murray (housing) were speaking

about the council’s PFI (private finance initiative) housing-management

contract with Partners at a recent angry town hall meeting with council

leaseholders.

 

The council isn’t only an estates’ landlord. The PFI is the two-part contract under

which the majority of the borough’s 6,500 street properties are managed – many would say mismanaged.  It doesn’t expire until 2033, by which time it will have cost the general taxpayer upwards of £720 million – some estimate about £1billion, allowing for interest payments incurred over its lifetime.

 

Bad enough? Now for the alleged sting in this nasty scorpion’s tail: “There’s ‘an eight-digit financial penalty for ending that contract.”

 

So here we have it – “We wouldn’t sign that kind of contract now,” but it’s too expensive to cancel. Who, one wonders, is advising the council?  This is money paid by all Islington taxpayers, not only residents of the council’s freeholds.  As for political will, where were the dissident voices when Gordon Brown was pushing PFI?

 

Ironically, the question to which Cllrs Watts and Murray gave the above answers wasn’t about the lifecycle of the contract – though searching questions need to be asked about that – but the suspension, on grounds of breach of contract, of the monthly payments by which Partners receives its guaranteed PFI monies.

 

Since Cllr Watts agreed that it’s “pretty clear” that work carried out by United House,

“particularly in the first round” of the contract, was “not good enough” – there was, “frankly, some pretty shocking work” (he should see some second-round examples) – why is the council refusing to consider withholding such payments?

As the questioner asked, how can a contractor (Partners) “fail to deliver with such impunity?”

 

If, as was stressed at the meeting, Islington wants to be a “responsible landlord”, the politicians will have to go further than this.

Meg Howarth,

Ellington Street, N7

ILA meet wed 12.2.14

Islington Leaseholders Association Meeting
on

Wednesday 12th Febuary 2014
in

Islington Town Hall

at
7pm – 9pm

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA
Guest Speakers: To be advised
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ILA meet wed 8.1.14

Islington Leaseholders Association Meeting
on
 
Wednesday 8th January 2014
in
 
Islington Town Hall
 
at
7pm – 9pm
The ILA wish all our members & other leaseholders a happy new year and invite you to our first meeting of 2014.
 
Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter Chairman ILA
Guest Speakers: To be advised
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ILA monthly meet – Wed 13th Nov 2013

Islington Leaseholders Association Meeting 

on

Wednesday 13th November 2013

in

Islington Town Hall

 at

7pm – 9pm

 

Guest Speakers:

Mr Andrew Nutter Islington Council – Service Director for Property and Procurement

 

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter ILA

 

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The Leaseholders Fair – Wed 9th Oct – Islington Town Hall “Assembly Rooms”

The Leaseholders Fair

Is on

Wednesday 9th Oct

In

The “Assembly Rooms” at Islington Town Hall

The Islington Leaseholders Association (ILA) will be in attendance from 3pm until 7pm

Also

Our regular Wednesday meeting will take place, as usual, in the Main Council Chamber of the Town Hall from: –

7pm until 9pm

 

All council leaseholders…are strongly advised to attend

And ask questions.

 

…Remember…

 

Knowledge is Power

ILA meet Wed 11 Sept 2013

Islington Leaseholders Association Meeting 

on

Wednesday 11th September 2013

in

Islington Town Hall

 at

7pm – 9pm

Hosting the meeting: Dr Brian Potter ILA

 

Guest Speakers: TBA

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