Leaseholders

Major works

We will normally hold meetings to consult you about this work, starting at an early stage of the design process.

At the meetings surveyors will explain the planned work. You will be able to ask questions, give your views and make suggestions. When a new scheme has been fully designed, we will send you a notice of intention, telling you about the work we plan to do. If the work is not going to be carried out by one of our partnering contractors and we are going to ask for quotes from other contractors, the notice will ask you for your comments. It will invite you and any residents’ associations to nominate a contractor that you feel should be allowed to bid to do the work. The notice will give you 30 days to send us your comments or nominations for a contractor.

If the work is to be carried out by one of our partnering contractors, we will only send you one notice telling you that we are going to carry out the work. The notice will give you a cost estimate and give you 30 days to write to us with your comments. Although we have to consider your views we do not have to act on them.

If the work will not be carried out by one of our partners, after the 30-day period given in the notice of intention, we will invite a number of contractors to provide an estimate for the work, within a specific time limit. At the end of this time limit, we will assess the estimates and choose the one that we think will give the best overall value. We will then send you a notice giving details of the estimate we have chosen as well as details of at least one other estimate. If we receive an estimate from a contractor nominated by a residents’ association or by a leaseholder, the notice will include details of their estimate. The notice will also ask for your comments on the estimates and will tell you where and when you can inspect them. You will have 30 days to inspect the estimates and to give us your comments. Although we must consider your views, we do not have to follow them.

 

For more information please email the Homeownership Team on Rtb.lease@walthamforest.gov.uk or call 0208 496 4197.

Your lease agreement

By signing the lease, you have agreed to pay a share of the cost of maintaining and improving the block and the estate. The lease also sets out your rights and duties and ours. It is important that you understand these. There is more information about your rights in the booklet

PDF icon newResidential Long leaseholders – a guide to your rights and responsibilities 

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