It is the intention of Southampton City Council to enter into a Qualifying Long Term Agreement (QLTA) in respect of which we are required to consult with leaseholders who will be required, under the terms of their lease, to contribute through their service charge account to the costs incurred under the QLTA.
A 'Qualifying Long Term Agreement' is defined by Section 20ZA Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and applies where the duration of a contract will exceed 12 months and where the contribution of any of leaseholder exceeds £100 in any accounting period.
The works/service to be provided under the agreement are as follows
The works consists of refurbishing the lifts and associated works and a service agreement for the lifts for 12 months after completion of all of the works
We consider it necessary to enter into the agreement because:
The lifts have deteriorated and parts are becoming obsolete. There have also been an increasing number of breakdowns and there is a significant risk that replacement parts will be required that are not readily available on the market place. As a result. further breakdowns are likely to occur within your block of flats. Please note that buildings need regular maintenance to maintain their integrity. The intended contract will ensure that our stock is maintained to an appropriate level, which, in turn, will benefit leaseholders in maintaining the value of their asset on re-sale.
The initial notification consultation period is now over. Observations received during this time will be published on this page soon.
Copies of a more detailed description of the works/services to be provided under the agreement may be inspected at Southampton City Council, Ground Floor, East Wing, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY. Should you wish to view the documents at our offices, please email for an appointment time between the hours of 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
You are not being invited to propose contractors from who we should try and obtain an estimate. This is because the proposed agreement require public advertisement within the European Union. This is done by placing a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Where there is a recognised Tenant/Resident's Association we have written and sent a copy of this notice to the Secretary.
You do not have to raise any observations in response to this consultation. However, if you do wish to do so these must be received, in writing, within the 30 day consultation period. Any comments/observations or nominations received after this date will not be considered.
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