May 24 2013 Latest news:
by Tom Marshall
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Islington Council has been denied the right to challenge a tribunal’s ruling that it blew £1million by overpaying on housing improvements.
The town hall was refused permission to appeal the Leaseholder Valuation Tribunal (LVT) judgement that it was over-charged by £1million for work on two blocks on the Tremlett Grove estate, in Archway.
It means the council will have to cut charges to the 14 leaseholders affected by £225,000, or about £16,000 each.
Judy Granville, 61, one of the leaseholders who brought the action, said: “In my opinion, the request to appeal was very flimsy. If this means it’s the end of the saga, then I’m delighted.”
The council could yet appeal to the Lands Tribunal.