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Major works consultation

Under section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (1985) we must consult you about any piece of work costing you more than £250.

We aim to ensure that you are involved:

  • When the works are first planned
  • Before the works start
  • Whilst the works are in progress
  • When the works are over.

We must follow the consultation procedures which are set out in section 151 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. We must send letters to all leaseholders who will have to pay towards the work or services and to any Recognised Tenants’ Associations (RTA) which represent them.

The letters we must send you about these matters are all called section 20 notices. The number of notices depends on the type of contract that the work is being carried out under. For works that are being carried out under a one –off contract, there are three section 20 notices:

  1. A notice telling you about the proposed work. It will describe the nature of the work, explain your right to suggest a contractor to do the work, invite your comments, and tell you that you have 30 days to respond.
  2. A notice giving the two lowest estimates from contractors with another 30 days for your comments.
  3. Finally, if we do not use the lowest tender, we will send you a notice to tell you who has been chosen to do the work. If we do not choose the lowest contract, we must give you reasons.

For works that are being carried out under a long-term agreement (For more information on what these are, see below), there is one section 20 notice:

  • A notice telling you about the proposed work. It will describe the nature of the work, the reasons for the work and the estimated cost. It will invite your comments and tell you that you have 30 days to respond.

How you can take part in the consultation

  • The section 20 notices contain information about what we plan to do and they give you the opportunity to take part in the consultation.
  • You have the right to send us your written comments about the proposals. We must carefully consider any observations we receive during the consultation period.
  • In some cases, you also have the right to nominate a contractor to tender for the work.
  • Where major work is planned, the project manager will usually organise a residents’ meeting to give you the opportunity to ask questions and express your views.

Borough wide contracts

Under section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (1985) we must consult you about any long-term agreements (of more than 12 months) regarding works or services for the borough.

We aim to ensure that you are involved:

  • When the agreement is first planned
  • Before the agreement is put out for tender
  • Whilst the agreement is in the tender progress
  • When the agreement is signed.

We must follow the consultation procedures which are set out in section 151 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. We must send letters to all leaseholders to any Recognised Tenants’ Associations (RTA) which represent them.

The letters we must send you about these matters are all called section 20 notices.

Consultation notices

Section 20 notices served for Long Term Agreements

First

Second

Third

Waste Management

Waste Management 1st Notice

Waste Management 2nd Notice 18 February 2011

 

Housing Capital Works Programme, including meeting the Decent Homes standard

Capital Works 1st Notice 1 February 2013

Capital Works Additional Note

Capital Works 2nd Notice 23 September 2013

 

Housing Capital Works Programme delivered under the London Construction Programme

London Construction 1st Notice 29 November 2013

10 July 2015

 

Building insurance covering leasehold properties sold by the Council under the Right to Buy 12 August 2016 12 August 2016 
Maintenance and repair of communal cold water storage tanks 1 December 2016 13 December 2016 
Provision of construction works related consultancy services 12 May 2017  

 

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Page Last Updated:

5 October 2017