Totally agree with your response. I had to pay towards fixing a communal door last year… one from the block next door which you can not gain access to my property from but ‘becuase its on the estate’ we all had to pay.
It seems to me that no one holds Camden Council to account. They keep saying about the need to save money and the pressure they have due to budget cuts but then agree to spend huge sums on expensive contractors that do sub standard work. They could save the tax payer a lot of money for the social housing and for those in leashold, if they cared to get better quotes.