Major works consultation

Leaseholder service charges and invoices

A section 20 notice tells you about proposed work. It will describe the nature of the work, the reasons for the work and the estimated cost. It will invite your comments and tell you that you have 30 days to respond.

Under section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (1985) we must consult you about any piece of work costing you more than £250.

We must follow the consultation procedures which are set out in section 151 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. We must send letters to all leaseholders who will have to pay towards the work and to any Recognised Tenants’ Associations (RTA) which represent them.

The letters we must send you about these matters are all called section 20 notices. The number of notices depends on the type of contract that the work is being carried out under.

For works that are being carried out under a one-off contract, there are 3 section 20 notices:

  1. a notice telling you about the proposed work. It will describe the nature of the work, explain your right to suggest a contractor to do the work, invite your comments, and tell you that you have 30 days to respond.
  2. a notice giving the 2 lowest estimates from contractors with another 30 days for your comments.
  3. finally, if we do not use the lowest tender, we will send you a notice to tell you who has been chosen to do the work. If we do not choose the lowest contract, we must give you reasons.

For works that are being carried out under a long-term agreement (for more information on what these are, see below), there is one section 20 notice.

Haringey-wide contracts

Under section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (1985) we must consult you about any long-term agreements (of more than 12 months) regarding works or services for Haringey

We must follow the consultation procedures which are set out in section 151 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. We must send letters to all leaseholders to any recognised tenants’ associations (RTA) which represent them.

If you would like to request copies of previous section 20 consultation notices please contact the leasehold services team.

Utility supplier agreements

Any ongoing consultations with utility suppliers for council properties can be viewed on our current housing consultations page.

Contact leasehold services