BE a leaseholder that makes a difference.

Welcome to the group of Bourne Estate Leaseholders

beleaseholders@gmail.com

We exist to make the historic Bourne Estate buildings in EC1N London the best they can be so that we can thrive in a safe community that cares about its homes, the building and environment, while ensuring we are not charged more than what is fair to achieve this.

We are currently focussing our efforts on extortionate and unfair charges relating to Major Works (window replacement).

About the group

This is the biggest concern of BE Leaseholders is the cost of major works and it was why this group was formed. We are here for all leaseholders of Bourne Estate on Portpool Lane, London EC1N consisting of the following buildings: Shene, Ledham, Skipwith, Denys, Frewell, Scrope, Radcliffe, Redman, Nigel, Laney, Buckridge, Kirkby and Gooch. We will also work social housing (council) tenants on issues that also affect leaseholders.

Join today. E-mail: beleaseholders@gmail.com
• Be invited to any meetings discussing the issues
• Find out what is going on with the works
• Participate in action that could reduce the amount you’ll be charged for the works

We will address these concerns:
• Huge financial bill due before the work is complete
• Security of your home during the works
• Quality of work
• Inefficient expenditure by the council
• Necessity of the works
• Delays to the start and completion of the work
• Struggling to sell your property due to the looming cost the new buyer will have to take on without a certain upper limit

The plan

Note: not all planned actions are made public and further actions might be agreed at future meetings.
E-mail: beleaseholders@gmail.com

New dialogue with Camden Council (current action)
Work constructively with Camden Council to work through the issues and concerns.
If the main contacts for major works do not respond satisfactorily or at all the matter will be escalated to the complaints department, heads of departments, councillors, MP and any other party the group thinks will help them.

Expand the group of leaseholders (current action)
Following an excellent meeting of determined, passionate leaseholders, which consists of property managers and building industry professionals such as an architect and surveyor we want more to benefit from our work.

Make contact with "key people"
To galvanise the campaign, if it's needed. Involve local press with a view to getting into media with larger audiences.

Intelligence gathering and scrutiny of documents
Includes Freedom of Information requested material.

Next meeting
A date and time will be agreed when the council starts seeking payment (it has currently put invoicing on hold).

Choose a law firm or solicitor
To advise and start proceedings

First Tier Tribunal
Last resort but prepared to take it this far if the desired result is not achieved.

Bourne Estate, Portpool Lane

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WHAT YOU
CAN DO NOW

News & Updates

1 .
  • Read up on our progress.
  • Tell us new info.
  • Offer help where possible.

Useful websites

2 .
  • Research your own situation.
  • Learn about the legal standpoint.
  • Decide what result you wish to achieve.

Stay in touch

3 .
  • Get onto mailing list.
  • Be invited to meetings.
  • Support the action that gets results.

History/Press

The Bourne Estate is an Edwardian housing estate in the Holborn district of Central London. Constructed from 1905–1909, it is regarded as one of London's best examples of tenement housing and the majority of the housing blocks within the Estate have been Grade II listed. Camden Council own the freehold to the buildings and manage the estate. The majority of residents are Camden Council social housing tenants but an estimated 15% are leaseholders. More on Wikipedia and acgthhoesibh.

Press Enquiries
The group of BE Leaseholders will liaise with the media if significant developments occur in relation to our campaign.