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ILA Meeting in July

Monthly Meet

on

Wednesday 10th July 2024

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Islington Leaseholders, Please bring a copy of all your correspondence on the issues you wish to refer to…….e.g. s20 estimate. etc,

Hosting the Meet – Dr Brian Potter

All Islington council leaseholders are welcome.

The ILA is the organisation, recognised by the Council, as the body representing some 11,000 leaseholders in the borough.

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Cyclical Works Financial Housing ILA Information Islington Islington Council Lands Tribunal Leaseholders Leases Major Works Partners Service Charges

ILA Meeting in June

Monthly Meet

on

Wednesday 12th June 2024

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

ILA meet in Town Hall

Islington Leaseholders, Please bring a copy of all your correspondence on the issues you wish to refer to…….e.g. s20 estimate. etc,

Hosting the Meet – Dr Brian Potter

All Islington council leaseholders are welcome.

The ILA is the organisation, recognised by the Council, as the body representing some 11,000 leaseholders in the borough.

X (FKA “Twitter”) @ilaorguk

Face Book www.facebook.com/IslingtonLeaseholdersAssociation

Please join or renew your membership via our website ww.ila.org.uk . You can obtain the appropriate membership forms from the “Support” tab in menu

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Cyclical Works Financial Housing ILA Information Islington Islington Council Lands Tribunal Leaseholders Leases Major Works Partners Service Charges

ILA Meeting in May

Monthly Meet

on

Wednesday 8th May 2024

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Please bring a copy of all your correspondence on the issues you wish to refer to…….e.g. s20 estimate. etc,

Hosting the Meet – Dr Brian Potter

All Islington council leaseholders are welcome.

The ILA is the organisation, recognised by the Council, as the body representing some 11,000 leaseholders in the borough.

X (FKA “Twitter”) @ilaorguk

Face Book www.facebook.com/IslingtonLeaseholdersAssociation

Please join or renew your membership via our website ww.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms from the “Support” tab in menu

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Financial Housing Information Leaseholders Leases Major Works Repairs Service Charges

THE LAW

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

sets out the basic rules for service charges. It defines what is considered a service charge, and sets out requirements for making sure costs are reasonable. Landlords should consult leaseholders before entering into any agreement for work or services which would lead to a service charge.

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 also applies to payments of service charge under a lease whilst a management order is in place under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.

Section 18 (1) of the act defines a service charge as ‘an amount payable by a tenant of a dwelling as part of or in addition to the rent

  • which is payable, directly or indirectly, for services, repairs, maintenance, improvements or insurance or the landlord’s costs of management; and
  • the whole or part of which varies or may vary according to the relevant costs.’

The costs of the services, repairs, maintenance, improvements, insurance and management must be reasonable, and the tribunal may decide whether they are.

Please note: the definition in section 18 (1) does not overrule the lease. The item or service must still be included in the lease for your landlord to be able to charge for it.”

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Councillors Financial Housing ILA Information Islington Islington Council LBI Leaseholders Leases Major Works Service Charges

Massive Rent Increases

Islington Councils latest budget, as usual, is all “Doom and Glum” and continually pointed at the great hole in the  borough’s finances. 

Nevertheless, since the councils main funding stream is basically through council rents and Maintenance bills, their obvious solution is to raise the average Council rents by a whopping great £9.71p per week. This is in order to replenish the Housing Revenue account, and facilitate further mis-running of the borough. 

However, strange though it may seem, whilst the borough is financially struggling to survive, the Council have also re-purchased 389 ex Council flats. It’s not to move islington tenants out of temporary accommodation, such as bed and breakfast, which costs the borough a fortune, but to be used as further…short term accommodation..!

Question, if this borough is having financial problems : – Just how/and from where, did they acquire the money to finance such a massive purchase?

Using a broad brush approach, approximately 389 flats at an average cost of £400.000 each? (and we all know, that in this borough you can’t buy a shoe box for that, much less 2, 3, and 4 bedroom flats) comes to approximately £155.6 million pounds!

Question, If the purchase of these flats involved a grant…how much was it in total?… if a loan, just how much undisclosed debt are we now jointly carrying?…and what % interest are we going to be paying?, to whom, and for how many years to come?. Which of course will be solved, once again, by simply, raising the RENTS and MAINTENANCE bills …Again and Again…

It “Beggars Believe” what both Tenants and Leaseholders of this borough are forking out in order to cover financial mismanagement…

Hopefully, the usual “Smoke and Mirrors” won’t be enough this time around.!!!

Dr Potter

Chairman ILA www.ila.org.uk

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Housing ILA Information Islington Leaseholders Meetings Website

ILA Meeting in March

Monthly Meet

on

Wednesday 13th March 2024

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Agenda includes Service Charges and Major Works Billing

Please bring with you any paperwork you intend to refer to….e.g. s20 estimate. Etc.

Hosting the Meet – Dr Brian Potter

All Islington council leaseholders are welcome.

The ILA is the organisation, recognised by the Council, as the body representing some 11,000 leaseholders in the borough.

X (FKA “Twitter”) @ilaorguk

Face Book www.facebook.com/IslingtonLeaseholdersAssociation

Please join or renew your membership via our website ww.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms from the “Support” tab in menu

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Housing ILA Information Islington Leaseholders Meetings Website

Islington Leaseholders Assn. Feb. Meeting

Monthly Meet

on

Wednesday 14th February 2024

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Council Executive Una Halloran &  Mr Ian Swift, asked if they could attend the ILA meeting  and after consulting with leaseholders the ILA have invited them to this months meet.

Agenda also includes Service Charges and Major Works Billing

Please bring with you any paperwork you intend to refer to….e.g. s20 estimate. Etc.

Hosting the Meet – Dr Brian Potter

All Islington council leaseholders are welcome.

The ILA is the organisation, recognised by the Council, as the body representing some 11,000 leaseholders in the borough.

X (FKA “Twitter”) @ilaorguk

Face Book www.facebook.com/IslingtonLeaseholdersAssociation

Please join or renew your membership via our website ww.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms from the “Support” tab in menu

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Housing ILA Information Islington Leaseholders Meetings Website

ILA Islington TownHall meet 7pm Wed 10th January 2024

Islington Leaseholders Association Monthly Meeting

on

Wednesday 10th January 2024

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Welcome to the first ILA meet of 2024

Agenda includes Service Charges and Major Works Billing

Please bring with you any paperwork you intend to refer to…I.e s20 estimate. Etc.

Hosting the Meet – Dr Brian Potter

All Islington council leaseholders are welcome.

The ILA is the organisation, recognised by the Council, as the body representing some 11,000 leaseholders in the borough.

X (FKA “Twitter”) @ilaorguk

Face Book www.facebook.com/IslingtonLeaseholdersAssociation

Please join or renew your membership via our website ww.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms from the “Support” tab

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Housing ILA Information Islington Leaseholders Meetings Website

ILA Islington TownHall meet 7pm Wed 13th December 2023

Islington Leaseholders Association Monthly Meeting

on

Wednesday 13th December 2023

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Agenda includes Service Charges and Major Works Billing

Please bring with you any paperwork you intend to refer to…I.e s20 estimate. Etc.

Hosting the Meet – Dr Brian Potter

All Islington council leaseholders are welcome.

The ILA is the organisation, recognised by the Council, as the body representing some 11,000 leaseholders in the borough.

X (FKA “Twitter”) @ilaorguk

Face Book www.facebook.com/IslingtonLeaseholdersAssociation

Please join or renew your membership via our website ww.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms from the “Support” tab

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Housing ILA Information Islington Leaseholders Meetings Website

ILA Islington TownHall meet 7pm Wed 8th November 2023

Islington Leaseholders Association Monthly Meeting

on

Wednesday 8th November 2023

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Agenda includes Service Charges and Major Works Billing

Please bring with you any paperwork you intend to refer to…I.e s20 estimate. Etc.

Hosting the Meet – Dr Brian Potter

All Islington council leaseholders are welcome.

The ILA is the organisation, recognised by the Council, as the body representing some 11,000 leaseholders in the borough.

X (FKA “Twitter”) @ilaorguk

Face Book www.facebook.com/IslingtonLeaseholdersAssociation

Please join or renew your membership via our website ww.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms from the “Support” tab

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Housing ILA Information Islington Leaseholders Meetings Website

ILA Islington TownHall meet 7pm Wed 11th October 2023

Islington Leaseholders Association Monthly Meeting

on

Wednesday 11th October 2023

in

Islington Town Hall

at

7pm – 9pm

Agenda includes Service Charges and Major Works Billing

Hosting the Meet – Dr Brian Potter

All Islington council leaseholders are welcome.

The ILA is the organisation, recognised by the Council, as the body representing some 11,000 leaseholders in the borough.

X (FKA “Twitter”) @ilaorguk

Face Book www.facebook.com/IslingtonLeaseholdersAssociation

Please join or renew your membership via our website ww.ila.org.uk where you can obtain the appropriate membership forms from the “Support” tab