Wednesday 7 November 2007 6.14pm
I just moved to the SE1 Thorburn Square
surrounding area (Reverdy Road
) and am a freeholder. I just received the bill from the council for the major works that were to take place between May and December 2007. The invoice for this "works" has come to £5.5k for my one-bedroom flat however the only thing they actually did was paint the window sills, front door, and gate (this totals £200 for my property according to the contractor's estimate).
I contacted the council and all they can provide me is the estimate that the contractor provided which is generic in nature and does not have any relation to what was or even could be done to my property. Nevertheless, they are asking me to pay this $5.5k bill...gulp! Does anyone else have the same situation? Has anyone seen "actual" invoices from the contractors? Could this just be the case that the contractors are trying to take the council for a ride and are upsetting the freeholders in the area?
Any advice or similar stories are much appreciated.