Leasehold consultation on supply of gas and electricity contract

Are you a leaseholder of Wandsworth Council that benefits from lighting provided in the communal areas of your block and/or estate or heating provided by a communal boiler system?

If you are then it is likely that you pay towards the cost of the electricity that is used to power these lights in your routine annual service charge or pay a weekly/monthly charge for the heating and hot water by the communal boiler. 

Wandsworth Council have applied to the First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property) for permission to dispense with the consultation requirements of S20 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 concerning the renewal of the procurement contract for the supply of gas fuel to power these boilers and for the electricity that power these communal facilities.

The Tribunal has previously granted the Council dispensation and the Council entered into a framework agreement for the supply of gas and electricity. The current framework term for both Gas and Electricity flexible arrangements end on the 30 September 2020 and they must be renewed for the period October 2020 to September 2024.

To enter into a contract for that period of time the Regulations require that we serve you with two consultation notices, allowing a 30 day consultation period on both Notices. Unfortunately, if the council had to comply with this procedure we would not be able to enter into a contract to purchase as the price of gas and electricity is available for a very limited period of time and if we had to give you 30 days the price would be continually changing and the prices given to you during the consultation would become quickly out of date.

The Council have therefore applied to the First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property) for permission to dispense with the consultation requirements for the procurement of these contracts only.

All leaseholders are invited to view the directions, application and details of the Council’s case for dispensation.

Please see:

Any leaseholder objecting to this application must complete the form attached to the Directions and by Friday 10 July 2020 send by email to the Tribunal at London.RAP@justice.gov.uk or in writing to:

The First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property),
10 Alfred Place,
London,
WC1E 7LR 

Also, you will need to send a copy to the Council's representative in this matter by:

  • Email: s.gibbon@ashfords.co.uk
  • Post:
    • Ashfords LLP, Ashford House, Exeter Business Park,
      Exeter,
      EX1 3LH.
      (Ref  FID7633786).

Determination

The Tribunal will determine this application during the seven days commencing Monday 27 July 2020.

More Information

If you require any further information please contact:

  • By post:
    • Mrs M Ennafii, Senior Consultation Officer
      HRD Department
      The Town Hall
      Wandsworth High Street
      London
      SW18 2PU
  • Telephone: 020 8871 8498/ 8465/ 8499/ 8497
  • Email: mouna.ennafii@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Due to current Government guidelines officers are working remotely and phone communication is limited. Please use email to raise any queries where possible.

Please Note:

If you have a general query not related to this application, please contact the council switchboard on 0208 8871 6000 or by email to hms@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk