The Home Ownership Services from the Camden Council have sent the following letter to the leaseholders. To view the original document in a PDF format click here.
The London Borough of Camden
Home Ownership Services
20 Mabledon Place
Date: 4th June 2009
Our reference: Reactive Repairs
Contact: 020 7974 2813, 4452, 3624, 7100, 1854
Notice of Proposal to enter into a Qualifying Long Term Agreements for Reactive Repairs and Void Works
Please find enclosed our second stage notice of proposal to enter into a long-term agreement with a contractor for the provision of day-to-day repairs to the councils housing stock in Camden Town District Management Committee Area.
We are also proposing to enter into a long-term agreement with a contractor for the provision of work to void properties in the South of the borough which includes the following wards: Kentish Town, .Cantelowes, Camden Town with Primrose Hill, Regents Park, St Pancras and Sorners Town, Bloomsbury, King’s Cross, Holborn and Covent Garden.
We ask that you take some time to read this letter and its enclosures as they contain important information for you.
How will this Proposal Affect Me?
The contractor selected for day-to-day repairs will respond to the day-to-day repairs required to your block and estate, which you may be asked to contribute towards in accordance with the terms of your lease. The contractor selected for the work to the void properties will be responsible for carrying out any work required to void properties in your block, if any. Should this include items such as window frame repair/renewal, structural repairs etc, which you are responsible to contribute towards in accordance with the terms of your lease, you may be asked to contribute towards the cost of this work.
You will only have to contribute towards these contracts if this work is carried out to your block or estate. If your contribution towards any one item of work is less than Â£250 then it will appear in your next actualised service charge account. However, if your estimated contribution towards any one item of work should exceed Â£250 then the council will consult with you by way of a schedule 3 notice. This notice will give you the opportunity to make observations on the work before it proceeds. You will then receive a separate invoice for this amount.
An exception to this will be emergency works that may need to be carried out urgently.
Should you have any questions regarding this letter, please do not hesitate to contact the Capital Service Charges Team on one of the above telephone numbers.
Acting Senior Capital Service Charges Officer