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Section 20 - stage 3

Section 20 - stage 3

Section 20 - stage 3

 

Section 20 Dispensation, Consultation Stage 3

Note: stage 1 and stage 2 of our consultation have now ended. 

Incommunities Group (including Sadeh Lok) wrote to all customers who pay a service charge for a shared or ‘communal landlord supply’ of electricity on 18th February and 24th April 2019. These letters explain our intention to apply to HM Court and Tribunal Service (Property Chamber) for a ‘Section 20 Dispensation’ from the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. 
 
The opportunity was also given for customers to submit any comment about this proposal over two 30-day consultation periods.  If you missed our letters or have only recently moved into a property where you are required to pay a service charge, you may not have received this information.  To find our more please see the pages for Stage 1 and Stage 2 consultation information. Please note, these two initial consultation periods have ended.
 
If you are an Incommunities or Sadeh Lok customer (tenant or leasehold) and you pay a service charge for shared electricity supplies, you will receive a letter about Stage 3 of the section 20 Dispensation process. Please note, a shared electricity supply includes, for example, power to lifts, indoor or outdoor lighting, shared heating & facilities, alarms and door entry systems.
 
Consultation Stage 3: Notification of Application and Right to Oppose 
 
Incommunities Group Ltd has applied to the HM Court & Tribunal Service (Property Chamber) to seek a 'Section 20 Dispensation'. This would allow us to enter into longer-term, better value supply agreements with an electricity supplier for shared electricity supplies.  We believe it’s necessary to secure value for money and to help protect our customers from rising energy prices that may affect service charges.
 
Our Application
 
A copy of our application can be found here and details of progress with this application will be uploaded to this website. We will also publish the Tribunal final decision on our application when this is received. 
 
This process does not include or affect your personal domestic electricity supply.
 
If you have any objections to this process, you must use the official form included with the letter and return this by Monday 16th September 2019.  You can also download the official form for printing here. A copy of your objection form, along with a supporting statement and any relevant evidence should be sent to both ourselves and the HM Courts and Tribunals Service.
 
Addresses: 
 
Incommunites and Sadeh Lok - Please address your envelope with;
 
Freepost
Incommunities 
 
(Please note: No stamp required when sending your reply and do not include any other address details).
 
 
HM Courts and Tribunals Service: 
 
First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Residential Property/Agricultural Land & Drainage Tribunals HMCTS,
1st Floor, Piccadilly Exchange,
2 Piccadilly Plaza,
Manchester
M1 4AH
 
For more details about the Section 20 Dispensation process, please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Information on Stage 1 and Stage 2 is also available.
 
Due to the value of future electricity contracts, Incommunities customers have not been invited to propose their own preferred supplier. 

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