What are the
Reference to the latest communication
the managing agent on behalf of the director and
committee and their refusal to allow access to
inspect the Annual Account for 2017/18. It is
rather disturbing that they are willing to break
the law and the terms of the lease to avoid having the relevant
invoices etc inspected and it raises the
question - if they are willing to do that when
they are supposed to be responsible and
accountable for the residents monies, what else
might they be capable of?
Those residents who have lived on the estate for
the past 3 years and longer will no doubt be
aware of the
the director and committee have gone to with
regard to the inspection of the Annual Accounts,
they have avoided, delayed, and obstructed every
effort made, they have refused to give the
residents an analysis of the Repairs & Renewals
with the comment ‘BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE TO’.
On top of that they have publically attempted to
humiliate, and accused residents who have been
attempting to gain access, of lying and
dishonesty all of which has been documented on
the unofficial website.
Why would they go to those extreme lengths in the past
and now actually break the law to avoid
inspection of the 2017/18 Account?
Lets look at some of the possibilities:
One reason could be the possibility that
they have been having ‘guvvy jobs’ done on
the estate, the majority of the
plumbing and electrical work had been done
by the secretary’s son-in-law including
finishing off the painting contract in 2016
(could that have been a 'guvvy job'?)
could be an explanation of why the director
refused to give a full account of the
painting contract expenditure.
Or the reason she and the committee do not
want the invoices and receipts for the
Repairs and Renewals scrutinised by refusing
to give an analysis?
Perhaps there are other reasons why i.e. possible favouritism shown to certain individuals on
the estate who support the director and who
have work done for them which should not have been
paid for out of the service charge!
an effort to throw light on their decisions these are simply possibile senarios to ponder
and not accusations, however the only way to allay suspicions is to give full access to the
Account itself, something they are obliged to do
not only under the Terms of the Lease but under
the Law itself.