Independent resident advisor appointed and initial demolition notice issued
Independent Tenant and Homeowner Advisor (ITHA)
NewmanFrancis Ltd has now been appointed as the ITHA. This will enable residents (tenants, leaseholders and freeholders) to have access to independent and impartial advice on all matters related to regeneration.
Over the upcoming weeks and months NewmanFrancis will be arranging events to introduce themselves to residents and stakeholders.
Initial demolition notice
In order to minimise the costs of securing the regeneration of the estate, it is necessary to prevent further tenant’s exercising their statutory “right to buy” as this will create new interests that will then need to be re-acquired and could undermine the viability of the scheme. The “right to buy” can be suspended or removed by the service of demolition notices under the Housing Act 1985 (as amended).
Therefore the initial demolition notice was issued on Friday 28 July on all secure tenancies. The issuing of the demolition notice was part of the acquisition strategy paper which was agreed at June’s Growth Committee.
Consultation has concluded