The Parish Council has been working with the residents association of Fairfield Gardens over the terms and way their management company has been set up by developers Crest Nicholson. We have also been in discussion with our CBC Ward Councillor, Steve Dixon, who, in turn has been discussing the issue with Richard Fuller MP.
Yesterday (January 9) Mr Fuller raised the question of freehold homeowners rights in Parliament citing excessive fees, a lack of transparency and poor service in Parliament.
In her response the Minister, the Rt Hon Lucy Frazer, agreed that there had to be greater rights for homeowners on privately managed estates as well as the requirement for such companies to join a redress scheme.
Afterwards, Mr Fuller commented that he wanted to see things go further and see a change to the terms of reference of the Property Ombudsmen to make it easier for home owners to challenge these unfair practices.
The video of the exchange can be downloaded here.
Last modified: January 10, 2023