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Your Rights to be Consulted Section 105 and 137

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17/10/2010 12:06 pm

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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.

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Eva Silver

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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

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Owen Hart

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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....

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Eva Silver

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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

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