Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Your Rights to be Consulted Section 105 and 137

Posted in: Need to Know | Ask the Experts

17/10/2010 12:06 pm

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this discussion

Sort: Newest first | Oldest first

Author

Message

Anonymous

Anonymous

17/10/2010 1:56 pm

Surely if you can read these acts you must have the nouse to answer your own question,or is it a little bit of knowledge is  a dangeress in thing in some people.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Junior

Junior

Posts: 649

17/10/2010 3:34 pm

if i was a expert in the field then i wouldn't be asking would i you keep your rude opinions to yourself.  Anonymous

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Posts: 104

17/10/2010 4:42 pm

An S105 Consultation meeting is usually held prior to the commencement of a major works contract, usually around the time of issuance of the S20s to the leaseholders. An S105 meeting is open to tenants and leaseholders. As with all "consultation" surrounding the statutory obligations of RSLs, it is pretty meaningless. All the RSL needs to do is send the invites, hold the meeting, and say "that's what we're going to do, now you've been consulted". They may be required to "have regard" to observations but they are not required to take any notice of them. Tenants pay nothing for major works so the "you get what you are given" approach is usual. Leaseholders do pay and of course have recourse to the LVT to challenge bills; something that is not easy to do without the employment of counsel. The Deputy Head of Law at LBI came out with a corker an LVT a while back: "S20 Consultation is not meant to be meaningful". This caused some raised eyebrows with m'learned colleagues as of course the S20 is the sole legal remedy for freeholders to recover costs. They get this in the private sector of course but in the RSL sector, one is truly through the looking glass....

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Junior

Junior

Posts: 649

17/10/2010 6:03 pm

I found website with these words Its our legal obligation to  listen to your views. we must consult you on a range of housing-management matters and give you or your representatives the opportunity to make your views known.  In addition we provide training, hold community events and offer facilities.

How can we enforcement this term under the Housing Law

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Rate this topic

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

You must be signed in to rate.

Post a Reply

You must sign in to rate this topic or make a post

sign in register

Why not register?

Registration allows you to sign up for newsletters, comment on articles, add posts in the forums, quiz our panel of experts, and save articles and jobs in the My IH section.

Register now

Newsletter Sign-up

More Newsletters

Most active members

Most recent posts

  • From Housing Troll, 22/04/2014 2:12 pm in new homeswap tenancies instead of inheriting previous tenants?

    The Autumn 2014 deadline you speak of relates locally to you, there is no national change that would push this. If you are unsure, speak with the relevant housing association/local authority, otherwise my intial email to you stands.

  • posted Anonymously, 22/04/2014 10:06 am in Mutual Exchange Help

    Mazza, you must say "I'm sorry you are feeling uncertain about it, but the exchange is completed now. I wish you well. Goodbye".

  • posted Anonymously, 10/04/2014 8:27 am in Signed new agreement, but mistake in rent

    No they shouldn't, they should build new homes or invest in current stock improvements

  • From Housing Troll, 09/04/2014 11:08 am in Joint Tenancy

    You are not being bullied, the council is fulfilling its legal duty, although perhaps they have not explained this well enough?

  • From Housing Troll, 04/04/2014 3:40 pm in Mutual Exchange Withholding of Consent to Exchange

    Yes. It may well be the case the son succeeded due to a legal or contractual term, depending on the tenancy agreement. Perhaps it was even a policy decision which did not take the adpatations into account (unlikley but possible). 

  • From Miss Muffett, 02/04/2014 2:47 pm in Help with challnege of Service Charges??

    Sorry, typo in title - should obviously be challenge!!

  • From Eve Steadman, 25/03/2014 6:51 am in Terrible service from housing assoc

    Further to my previous post: I would like to form a contact/pressure group of Metropolitan residents (South), which includes my own area, Cambridge. Please spread the word and provide ideas as to how all those residents may be contacted, and how we could establish communication independedently of this forum. Do many or any residents read Metropolitan's Facebook page?

  • From Macca57, 24/03/2014 4:10 pm in Tenancy succession

    Many thanks for your reply, much appreciated

  • posted Anonymously, 24/03/2014 10:29 am in Service Charge Increase Legal? Moral?

    Legal: It is alawys a mistake to think of change of service charge cost as an increase - is it the correct cost for the services provided? & are those costs reasonable (i.e. for the service you recieve are the costs in the right ball park)

  • posted Anonymously, 21/03/2014 4:31 pm in Please help... Mutual exchange

    Enlightening.