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Lewisham stock transfers- Catford, Rushey Green and Forest Hill

Residents in several areas of Lewisham voted in favour of a change of landlord, from Lewisham Homes to L&Q, in January 2010.

The areas are:Our examplar restoration project at Forest Hill

  • Catford
  • Crofton Park
  • Forest Hill
  • Lewisham Central
  • Perry Vale
  • Rushey Green
  • Sydenham

The transfer of properties from Lewisham Homes to L&Q took place on Monday 11 October 2010.

The Lewisham Stock transfers- nearly 2 years on

Newly fitted kitchenAfter nearly two years and the delivery of over 2,000 new kitchens and bathrooms, L&Q would like to thank both our residents for their patience and cooperation and our contractors, Richardson Ltd and Apollo Group, for their tireless hard work.

This project has been a huge success and were proud to say that resident satisfaction with the works has remained very high at 97% on average throughout. Were proud that we are on target to beat our promise to deliver kitchen and bathroom works within two years of transfer (18 months for Catford) and were so pleased to leave each of our residents with a bespoke product which they can take pride in.

Adapted bathroomL&Qs mission is to create places where people want to live and were confident that this is precisely what we have achieved for all of the residents who voted to transfer to L&Q in 2010.

Kitchen and bathroom works will come to an end at the end of August (2012) so if you havent had your works done yet contact us urgently!

Stock Investment Team at Kingswear House, L&Q- 0800 015 6536

Richardson Ltd (Catford and Rushey Green areas) 020 8314 5984

Apollo Group (Forest Hill area) 020 8676 0702

Windows update

In 2011 a £1m programme of window upgrade works was undertaken across the Lewisham stock transfer areas.

Catford/ Rushey Green

  • Catford conservation area in South Catford is anticipated to commence early 2013
  • Lewisham Park, SE13. Anticipated to commence Autumn 2012
  • Purpose built blocks in Catford SE6. Anticipated to commence late Summer 2012
  • The final phase of window refurbishments / replacements is being planned for 2013 and will incorporate all addresses not captured by the above programmes.

Forest Hill

  • A £2.4m programme of window replacement/ refurbishment and external decorations works is currently on site across the Forest Hill conservation area; likely to complete early 2013
  • Entrance decorationThe Dartmouth Estate programme of window and door replacements (if required) and stylish external decorations will encompass Kingswear House, Salcombe House and Torcross Drive. Anticipated to start Spring 2013
  • Springfield Rise window and door replacement (if required) and external upgrades and decorations programme- due to commence 2012/13
  • Sydenham Hill Estate- window and door refurbishment/ replacement- planned for 2013
  • Phase 3 of window refurbishment and replacement works is being planned for 2012/13 start on site. 

 Leaseholder update

The Homeowners team at L&Q held a leasehold surgery on 14 June in Forest Hill which was well attended. As the programmes of window and external decorations works commence across the stock transfers areas, leaseholders will be contacted about surveys, and information will be issued regarding leaseholders contributions towards the costs of works. Leaseholders will be formally consulted before works start on site via the statutory Section 20 process as set out in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. Contact may well come initially from our consultants, Martin Arnold Associates or Faithorn Farrell Timms (FFT).

Prior to the stock transfer, L&Q committed to a cap on major works recharges of £5,000 (excl VAT and management fee) from years 2010-2015 and 2016-2020. This cap will be available to those leaseholders who were resident at the address as their main or only home at the time of the stock transfer in October 2010. Leaseholders who sublet their properties will not qualify for the cap on costs.

Transfer newsletters

In order to keep residents informed throughout the stock transfer process, we have produced regular newsletters over the past two years. You can download and read the latest newsletters for your local transfer area.

Useful information about L&Q

You can find a range of useful information and online tools on this website to help you when you need to contact us. These include:

Have a look around in our services for residents section for information on the full range of services that we provide for you.