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Greenfields Community Housing

Initial Demolition Notice

Notice ID: CO2416131

Notice effective from
2nd February 2017 to 4th March 2017

Initial Demolition Notice
Made under Schedule 5A Housing Act 1985 as amended 1. This Notice is given by Greenfields Community Housing Limited, Greenfields House, Charter Way, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8FG. 2. It is the intention of Greenfields Community Housing Limited 2.1 To demolish 5 – 16 The Close, Cressing, Essex CM77 8HZ 2.2 The purpose of the demolition is to improve the efficiency of Greenfields Community Housing Limited by removing properties with high future investment costs that will achieve savings. It will also improve the effectiveness of the Housing Association stock by creating opportunities for the development of new, affordable, high quality homes that better meets the current and future needs of the citizens of the Braintree District and contribute to the creation of sustainable communities. 2.3 Greenfields Community Housing Limited will carry out the demolition in a period ending the 24 January 2024. 2.4 This Notice will remain in force up to and including 24 January 2024 unless revoked or otherwise terminated under or by virtue of paragraph 3 and 3A of Schedule 5A of the Housing Act 1985 2.5 Whilst this Notice is in force Greenfields Community Housing Limited will not be under an obligation to make such a grant as is mentioned in section 138(1) of the Housing Act 1985 in respect of any claim by a tenant to exercise the right to buy in any properties affected by this notice (‘the Relevant Properties’). 2.6 However Right to Buy claims submitted to Greenfields Community Housing Limited for any of the Relevant Properties whilst this Notice is still in force will be processed by Greenfields Community Housing Limited as normal up to but not including completion under section 1378(1), so that if the demolition plans cannot be implemented the application can be completed. This notice does not prevent a Greenfields Community Housing Limited tenant submitting a Right to Buy claim. 2.7 There may be a right to compensation under section 138C of the Housing Act 1985 in respect of certain expenditure incurred in relation to any existing Right to Buy claim at the date of the service of this Notice. 2.8 Any claim for compensation under the previous paragraph of this Notice should be served upon Greenfields Community Housing Limited within the period of three months beginning from the operative date of this Notice. Compensation under section 138C is compensation in respect of expenditure reasonably incurred by the tenant before the operative date in respect of legal and other fees, and other professional costs and expenses, payable in connection with the exercise of that Right to Buy claim. 2.9 If Greenfields Community Housing Limited serves a Final Demolition Notice in respect of the Relevant Properties and a Right to Buy application is suspended due to the service of this Notice, that application will lapse and no further application can then be made whilst the Final Demolition Notice is in effect. 2.10 The operative date of this notice is 24 January 2017 which is the date a copy of this notice was served on the tenants and occupiers of the properties at 5 – 16 The Close, Cressing, Essex CM77 8HZ 24 January 2017 Daniel Allen, Director ON BEHALF OF GREENFIELDS COMMUNITY HOUSING Translations: This letter contains very important information about the future of your home. If you do not understand it please ask an English-speaking friend or relative to explain it to you or to contact your Neighbourhood Coordinator or Housing team on your behalf. They will arrange for an interpreter to meet with you. Queries regarding this notice should be addressed to: ……………… Greenfields House Charter Way, Braintree Essex CM77 8FG Telephone: 01376 535400


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