Wednesday 20 August 2003 8.37am
As far as I was aware the latest proposal was for a small number of blocks to get new windows. Presumably these new windows would incorporate double glazing. The windows would be installed in tennants' and leaseholders' flats.
Leaseholders would be liable for the proportionate cost of the replacement windows on their block. You don't have to pay for works on other buildings, or at least you don't according to my lease. The service charge statement should detail this additional charge. If you don't want to have replacement windows or you have already installed replacement windows (with the permission of the freeholder i.e. Southwark Council
of course) you are still liable for your portion of the major works bill.
If some residents receive new windows or double glazing but it's not in your block, then as a leaseholder you're not be liable for any costs. If it is in your block and it's part of a windows replacement scheme then you will be liable for a portion of the costs, whether you take up the offer of new windows or not. If it is purely double glazing and is only in tenants' flats then you shouldn't have to pay a bean.
This is just my understanding. I might be off mark but I'm p-r-e-t-t-y sure that's how it works. As for a web based TMC focus group...would love to hear about any.