10 of the residents (leaseholders) in Gordon house have applied to go to tribunal about the extremely high service charges in the block. Our case had to be in today.
It is interesting to note that we managed to get an awfull ot of data about the accounts and invoices for service charges over the past since 2007. It was certainly very interesting, but very time consuming working through all of this to see what our money is being wasted on.
According to EEH leasholders have a 40% stake in service charges in the block. In my view this means that the rest are all tenants and I assume (perhaps incorrectly) that their service charges are paid for by Tower Hamlets (or at least some of it). To me it defies belief that Tower Hamlets have not taken EEH to court due to these high charges.
Most of our charges are for Heating oil as we have a communal boiler and for lift repairs and maintenance. However these charges are well above what one would expect to pay.
Anyway I just thought it might interest others to follow the case with the tribunal and hopefully help to bring service charges down.