Thursday 16 June 2005 4.37pm
Given the nature of Alexander Fleming House (Edited to add: sorry, Metro Central Heights, force of habit), i.e. both age, height and method of construction, are other private apartment blocks in SE1 the only/best comparator?
I'm aware that leaseholders of some 12-14 storey blocks in Lambeth (the chunky pentangular concrete ones that are now pastel coloured) have had total bills for exterior refurbishment and lift replacement approaching £30,000, for which sinking funds had not been established, and many have had to remortgage.
(Their new lifts are incredibly fast and reliable, and I suspect the value of their flats has almost certainly been increased by something approaching twice that amount as a result of the improvements, so I didn't have too much sympathy.)
Perhaps worth investigating with LA leaseholder groups,
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 16 June 2005 4.38pm by Lang