Sunday 12 March 2006 1.52pm
I have been a Peabody Tennat for over 20 years. I changed flats in the early 90's and have had 6 rent reviews since. I have appealed all but one of them and had my service charges cut in half. However there are still many unwarranted charges resulting in £100,000's profit on services, if all estates are included, for a non profit making charity. This breaches the requirements of the Charity Commission's reequirement for giving a body charity status.
I have also discovered that all of my appeals went before a rent assessment committee not a rent assessment tribunal. There is a legal difference between these bodies. This is a breach of Article 6(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998. I noticed it too late to apply for a judicial review, but other tennants should bear this in mind if appealing.