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Immediate Action for Residents of Bree and Avery Court

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Following the Residents Meeting on 27 June 2017 at 19:00 (location Avery Court, 46 Capitol Way, NW9 0AU), a number of concerns were flagged for our safety and convenience for the residents in Bree Court and Avery Court. Issues flagged included the below:

- Remedial works have been completed in sixth floor Bree Court raising a number of defects including a flaw in how the walls were built allowing smoke to travel freely throughout the block. Currently the ceilings have been removed and the walls knocked down and replaced with pink panels. This work and investigation took roughly four months and is yet to be started on the remaining floors on Bree and Avery Court.

-Invasive works are pending to be carried out in EVERY flat. No start date nor turn around time has been confirmed. We have been advised we will not be required to move out of the flats, nonetheless is an inconvenience to say the least. Network Homes have confirmed we are safe in the case of a fire however cannot confirm potential risks in individual flats until the invasive works are carried out.

-Network Homes confirmed they had a Final Certificate which is only received once all checks are carried out and signed off on various levels when a building is completed. These checks include complying with building regulations however strongly indicates an act of NEGLIGENCE as the walls and other defects now have to be addressed.

Due to the concern for our safety, the act of negligence and inconvenience we want Network Homes, as our Landlord to:

-Provide a firm timeline of a completed date for all works to be carried out to ensure any fire safety risks are remediated as soon as possible.

-Immediate waiver of rent and service charge we are currently paying, until ALL remedial building works are completed, including all work due to take place in our individual flats.

-Compensation for the inconvenience caused for all works carried out in communal areas and flats.

-Future compensation plan should these works carried out depreciate the value of the property under the fault of Network Homes given the negligence involved.

We are all seeking Legal advice individually and collectively and will seek Legal Action if Network Homes refuses our proposal.

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