The website has been exceptionally busy this week as the site hits show,visitors have taken the trouble to look at the majority of the content and will now be fully aware of what the director and committee of the SRA are attempting to do: shut the website down (censor and gag anyone on the estate who questions their behaviour, not least on financial matters). It is now time to get back to normal.
The door remains open for the director and committee to proceed with their continued threats of legal action if they so wish, however, as previously pointed out, there could be unwanted consequences, those may include various authorities being asked to investigate such as HMRC, the local media of course who would no doubt have a field day with the story, not to mention the risk of counter legal action being taken against them not only collectively, but individually for colluding with the director and allowing the inappropriate use of residents money, they are legally responsible for their actions as committee members.
I am reluctant to to go down that route due to the damage which could be done to the estate however I will if necessary, so I appeal to the director and committee to see sense and do the right thing in the interests of all concerned especially the owner/residents. The offer outlined in a previous open letter still stands, all that has ever been required of them is to be transparent and accountable for their actions and decisions with regard to where the residents service charge is spent.
Most recently at the AGM when they were questioned about why after numerous requests had been made, that the breakdown of the Repairs & Renewal expenses had not been issued to the residents, the director stated:
“BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE TO.”