The Leaseholders Association of Southwark 2000 is a membership organisation. We’re run by local authority leaseholders for local authority leaseholders. This means we’re completely independent of the council. We provide free information, initial advice and guidance to our members.
We have a seat on Southwark Council’s main leaseholder consultation body, the Homeowner Council (HOC). We use our vote to ensure our members’ interests are represented and that their share of the Homeowner Fund (currently around £150,000 a year, and managed by HOC) is spent on issues that are important to them.
HOC is not independent of Southwark Council so we use our own funds to do the things it can’t. This includes lobbying our Councillors and MPs, seeking legal advice, sending solicitors’ letters and, if necessary, challenging the Council in the courts. Successes to date include reductions in major works estimates of £5,000, having a £25,000 heating bill dismissed, challenging the Council ensuring £000s of service charge costs are allocated fairly, forcing the Council to remove unfair terms of payment for major works, and making sure leaseholders didn’t lose their right to light.
LAS2000 membership is available to those who own an ex-local authority property in Southwark.
In order to ensure its independence from the London Borough of Southwark, LAS2000 has been formed as a company limited by guarantee.