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Does Florrie’s Law not apply to things like the Great Arthur curtain wall replacement? I really need to get out more, I had never heard of it. From the article:
"...Eric Pickles, then secretary of state for communities and local government, introducing Florrie’s Law, which caps the amount local authority leaseholders have to pay for repairs to £10,000 (or £15,000 in London) over a five-year period.
But there’s a caveat: it only applies if repairs are partly funded by a central government grant. If not, the council can pass the entire cost to leaseholders."
Is that the case here? Excuse my ignorance. I know the leaseholders are having to shell out a whole lot more than £15,000.
I do know the City bought itself out of the government's Council house 'subsidy'. This is the old and still existing scheme where all, council rents went to the exchequer and then were redistributed back to councils and called subsidy. Some councils go more or less back depending on who was in government. A few years ago they offered a buyout of the scheme and as a wealthy borough took it.