Friday 30 March 2007 8.42pm
if you look round the estate noticeboards you will find details of the three Tenants' and Residents' Associations on the estate. If you go to one of the meetings you will probably meet other residents who have had this work done, and have received the bills.
One thing to look out for is that the management of the estate recently changed from a Tenant Management Co-op, back to Southwark Council
. The sizes of the bills before and after this event may be completely different, so try and find works that have been done since the change. As for before the change, I believe that Northfleet House has had external decs done, and there is at least one regular user of this site in that block, though they may not be a leaseholder.
External painting may sound like not much, but the spec involves fixing certain things before they can be painted, so it can be surprisingly expensive (ANYTHING done by Southwark can be surprisingly expensive!)
Hope that helps!