September newsletter, LVT update and more!

Hello and welcome to a September update from Camden Leaseholders’ Forum.

In this update:
– Date of the next open meeting (discussing LVT case/management charges)
– Request from Karl Vaughan of the Forum’s LVT sub group
– September newsletter sneak preview
– Request from Camden Council’s Housing Management Efficiency Scrutiny Panel regarding inefficient practices (deadline: 10th September)
 

Date of the next open meeting (discussing the LVT case/management charges)

The next open meeting (which will be solely discussing the current LVT case) is to be held on Tuesday, 8th October at 6.45pm at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 9JE.  All interested leaseholders are invited.

The next regular meeting will be at 6.45pm on Tuesday 29th October at 6.45pm at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 9JE.
 

Request from Karl Vaughan of the Forum’s LVT sub group

For the full details please see our September newsletter which is going out with all the Camden Council service charge statements (or just click the next link!).

If you have any evidence, that we can offer to the Leasehold Tribunal, as to why Camden should not be seeking to charge you more, perhaps examples of money wasted through bad or wasteful management and such, please contact us.  We are NOT talking here about any problems with the general services Camden provides, such as caretaking, rubbish collection, building contractors, lift problems, repairs, anti social behaviour, problems with neighbours etc.  Email us at camdenlvtcase@hotmail.co.uk.
 

September newsletter

For a sneak peak at the Forum’s official September newsletter, which will be sent out to all Camden Council leasehold properties over the next month or so please visit: https://www.leaseholdersforum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/130901-newsletter.pdf (link works in Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari, but Firefox can be inconsistent).
 

Request from Camden Council’s Housing Management Efficiency Scrutiny Panel (deadline: 10th September)

The panel are seeking your views on how housing management services are being delivered by the Council – whether good or bad/inefficient.  Areas covered include:
•    Caretaking
•    Leasehold services
•    Leasehold alterations
•    TRAs/Leasehold groups

For more examples of areas covered please see: http://tinyurl.com/CamdenHM

To submit your observations (e.g. on what is going wrong and how it can be improved) or if you do have any queries please contact Dan Rodwell at Camden Council (dan.rodwell@camden.gov.uk; 020 7974 5678).  There is a further deadline of 18th September if you cannot make the 10th September deadline, but this will not give time for your submissions to be circulated to the full committee in advance.
 

That’s it for now!
Paul Ginsberg
on behalf of Camden Leaseholders’ Forum
More information available at: https://www.leaseholdersforum.org.uk

If you know of anyone who would like to receive updates from Camden Leaseholders’ Forum please direct them to https://www.leaseholdersforum.org.uk/mailing-list where they can sign up.

The Leaseholders’ Forum is a volunteer group representing all the leaseholders in Camden Council properties and freeholders paying service charges to Camden Council.  We scrutinise Camden Council proposals, examine working practices and lobby on behalf of leaseholders to Camden Council.

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