Cold Water, Leaseholders

Water Charges

All the leaseholders have received the following letter from the Camden Council concerning the water charges. If you want to see the original letter click here.

11 August 2008

Dear Leaseholder,

You may be aware that Camden recently negotiated a reduction in water charges for some of its tenants. Naturally, we cannot do so for leaseholders, who are direct customers of Thames Water, but we would like to draw your attention to an option that you may not be aware of.

Where water company customers cannot have water meters, Thames Water offers the choice between payment based on the rateable value of the property and based on the ‘Assessed Household Charge’.

For 2008-9 the annual Assessed Household Charge is:

Bedsits and one-bed properties £199
Two-bed properties £217
Three-bed and over £266

Thames Water has told us that properties in your block cannot have water meters. You may therefore be entitled to the Assessed Household Charge if you apply for a meter.

If the above charges are less than you currently pay and if you wish to take advantage of this, you should contact Thames Water either by phone on 0845 9200 888 or online at Please have your Thames Water account number handy (printed on your water bill).

I hope this information is useful.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Crompton
Finance & Income Manager
Home Ownership Section

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