Rudolph Banton

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Sunday 10th August 2014


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Rudolph Banton

14:55 PM, 6th October 2020
About 7 months ago

Council must re-house when tenant is given notice not wait for bailiffs - Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 06/10/2020 - 10:27
Hi Terry
Thank you!

Any more information or help on how to proceed for the safety of all residents in these blocks?

Stay safe.

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Rudolph Banton

13:38 PM, 5th October 2020
About 7 months ago

Council must re-house when tenant is given notice not wait for bailiffs - Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

My situation we have a rental flat with our local council. In December 2019 the tenant found leak in the kitchen, then leaks from corroded copper pipe coming from the stack 'the communal area serving the block' reported it to the Council and they said we must pay for all repairs. I wrote to Leasehold advisory board and they advised if it's the communal area it's the Council's responsibility. We emailed a copy of the email from the Leasehold advisory board, to the Council who threatened us, if we don't pay they will do the work and take us to court for none payments! I emailed one of the councillor who did an investigation. In March 2020 the Council's repairs team went to the flat to investigate and found asbestos board covering the stack and said we must pay for those replacement repairs also. In June 2020 after much flooding and the tenant left without the council ever saying they would rehoused the tenants and their young family of one child about 5 years old! After the work done, removing the asbestos and replacing the corroded copper piping around the stack. I received a bill for approx £295.00, not the over £5000.00 requested by the Council. I questioned the £295.00 charge because it came in codes that made no sense to me. Eventually I got an answer maybe to do with the repairs work. But I haven't paid it and I am continually getting threats from the Council for the amount including Council tax and service charges! Due to flooding of the whole floors and lost of rent we made a claim from the service charge insurance. Got two quotes for about £17,000 and above. The Insurance lost adjustor came had a look took pictures said he would send a damp specialist to do some tests. Roughly about a month went by before the damp specialists arrived and carried some tests and found bitumen asbestos all over the floors. These are flats with 58 apartments and there are roughly about 6 of these high rise flats with the same claddings and double glazed windows. The Council also put out a major works programme to change the windows claddings etc. Surely the Council must have been aware of the asbestos stacks and flooring on all blocks and never let on to the residents? And they are still not admitting anything. The claddings could possible not fire proof. Over the many years these flats were built Leaseholders and tenants who lives in these flats has been replacing floors and not realising they were taking in asbestos, damaging their lungs etc and that of their children! What can be done now as these flats are not save to live in and human damage caused? I have sent emails to the housing ombudsman and the Leaseholder advisory board without response, as yet! Not sure if us and tenants haven't been exposed to asbestos because we had the flooring changed to laminate! Stay safe. Rudolph... Read More

Rudolph Banton

10:45 AM, 28th May 2016
About 5 years ago

Tax statement from letting agents?

The letting agent has agreed to refund the full amount of charges they took, that is hidden in the small prints of their letting policy document!... Read More

Rudolph Banton

21:04 PM, 26th May 2016
About 5 years ago

Tax statement from letting agents?

I have tried to attached a copy of the agreement from Haarts but having some difficulties. They seem to be asking for me to look at yet more policy documents and refusing a refund. I said I already have the monthly statement requested and any payments should not be hidden in small prints. Also if that's the case we should part our ways. Now waiting their response.

Cheers all for your valid response!... Read More

Rudolph Banton

18:30 PM, 26th January 2016
About 5 years ago

Turns out a property I bought over 2 years ago has a charge against it?

Only two years since you bought this could be good. I bought a property and after 6 years the council wrote and said there were an £8,500 outstanding to pay from the previous owners. Rattled £8,500 worth I wrote to the conveyance team and sent copies of the council's demand asking why they did not picked up the amount? They replied after 6 years they were not liable! I thought the council had tucked me up or pulling the wool! Therefore, I went to a legal firm who dealt with this situation. I ended up paying £5,500 to the council and legal team £3,000 fees!... Read More