Council flat and contribution towards double glazing

Council flat and contribution towards double glazing

16:19 PM, 29th May 2014, About 7 years ago 14

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I own an ex council flat that I rent out which I had double glazed some years back. I’ve just received a letter from the council advising that they intend to replace the windows in my block (2 flats) but even if I’ve had mine done I will have to contribute according to how many properties there are in the block. Council flat and contribution towards double glazing

On this basis I seems that I’m being asked to contribute 50% (plus a 12.5% ‘management fee’) towards the cost of the new windows in the other flat, which is still owned by the council.

This doesn’t seem strictly fair to me but I’ve spoken to them and they are saying it’s in the lease I signed and basically, tough luck!

I could understand if it was say the guttering or roof etc. as we all enjoy the benefit but this seems wrong.

Any thoughts?

Mark Lynham



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by Mark Lynham

20:19 PM, 29th May 2014, About 7 years ago

and its a West Brom mortgage so getting shafted from all directions! lol

by Jerry Jones

21:02 PM, 29th May 2014, About 7 years ago

Have you thought of taking it up with an elected member? They are often keen to be seen to be campaigning against idiocies by their officers.

by Yvette Newbury

21:26 PM, 29th May 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Lynham" at "29/05/2014 - 19:20":

When we bought an ex-local authority (from a RTB leaseholder) they had put in new windows (with permission from the Council). When the block all got new windows ten years later the Council replaced ours again with our permission. We were going to have to pay for it so it made it worth our while, plus by then a couple of our windows were causing problems anyway! We were pleased we did, the new ones were much better!

by Mark Alexander

21:38 PM, 29th May 2014, About 7 years ago

Lets not overlook the comment about potential solicitor negligence.

@Mark Lynham, did your solicitor advise you about the shared cost liabilities?

There have also been some other excellent suggestions made by members in this thread.

Keep fighting Mark, what have you got to lose?


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