Collinson, who has written on leasehold issues several times in the past, says The Dispatches documentary tonight will feature the case of Rona Buretto, who bought her one-bed flat in Hounslow, London, almost 15 years ago.
As one of 70 leaseholders in the block, Buretto’s problems began when her service charge started going up. “We started with £700 a year for the flat, but now I’m paying that almost for a quarter.” Yet rather than improving, the service provided had, she said, “got much, much worse.”
Tenants in the block are now taking the managing agents to a leasehold valuation tribunal (LVT).
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