We will consult you before we carry out any work that will cost you more than £250. We are required to do this by law.
We will also consult you about any long-term works that will go on for more than 12 months and cost you more than £100 per year.
How will I be consulted?
There are three steps that will be followed in all consultations.
Step 1 - notice of intention
A notice of intention will be sent to leaseholders and Recognised Tenants' Associations (RTAs). The notice will:
- briefly describe the proposed works
- give the reason why they are necessary
- invite your comments.
Some schedules will invite leaseholders and RTAs to nominate a contractor to carry out the work.
You will be given 30 days to respond to the notice. The Royal Borough then has 21 days to reply.
Step 2 - notice of proposals or notice of estimates
This notice contains the estimates received for the work, and the estimated charges you will have to pay. It also includes a summary of responses to the notice of intention.
You will have 30 days to send any comments.
Step 3 - notification of reasons
This notification will be sent if the Royal Borough chooses a contractor who is not either of the following:
- the lowest bidder
- the contractor(s) nominated by the leaseholders.
It will explain the reasons why the choice was made.
It will also include a summary of replies to the notice of proposal.