By Harry Scoffin Campaigners calling for commonhold homeownership received a boost last night as Tower Hamlets voted against landlord-controlled leaseholds. The motion put forward by Tower Hamlets’ two Tory councillors, and amended by the dominant Labour party, passed unanimously. It makes the local authority the first London borough to formally acknowledge the controversies surrounding the […]
Leasehold owners are increasing fighting back against councils loading ‘admin’ costs for routine work. Labour councillors in Tower Hamlets, in east London, have called on the council to scrap a 17 per cent increase. The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership has evidence of 29.95 per cent admin surcharges for leaseholders in Haringay, north London, on simple repairs.