Paving bills – what’s going on?
There is a lot of confusion about bills for the recent paving works, which were disputed by the TRA as the works were necessitated by damage caused by Hackney Homes vehicles. Identical neighbouring flats have received different messages from Hackney Homes about when and how much payment is due.
Hackney Homes have provided an update on revised bill amounts, which are lower than the original (lower by approx £200 for a 3 bed property), but which have not been explained in detail. Hackney Homes major works payments team have not responded to repeated requests to discuss from the TRA.
Edd Southerden is going to raise a formal complaint on the TRA’s behalf, to try and finally resolve and clarify this issue which has gone on since 2012.
In the meantime, if you have had a red letter for payment (some residents have had red letters, some haven’t even yet had a bill), Hackney Homes have advised just to make a payment of a small amount for now.
For more information, see the minutes from the last meeting, which can be found on the tab above.