Dartford MP Successfully Pushes for Amendments to Give Residents More Power Over Management Companies in New Housing Estates

Dartford MP Successfully Pushes for Amendments to Give Residents More Power Over Management Companies in New Housing Estates

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has been actively working towards making changes in the housing sector, specifically for residents living in new housing estates. The government has recently announced that they will be including amendments to the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill, which will give residents the power to change their management companies if they are dissatisfied with their services.

This news comes after Mr. Johnson’s efforts in lobbying the Housing Minister and requesting amendments to the bill during its initial debate in the House of Commons. He wanted to ensure that residents had a stronger voice and more control over their living arrangements.

In a statement, Mr. Johnson expressed his satisfaction with the government’s decision, saying, “I am delighted that the government has taken into consideration the concerns raised by so many people in Dartford. The power for residents to change management companies on the basis of unreasonable charges or poor work is crucial.”

He also mentioned that even if residents were unsuccessful in their challenge, the new amendments would significantly restrict any costs that could be awarded against them.

Mr. Johnson had previously invited residents to share their experiences with management companies, and he received a significant response from the people of Dartford. He stated that out of the hundreds of residents who contacted him, 98% were dissatisfied with their management company’s services, and 86% felt that their complaints were handled poorly.

He also highlighted some concerning cases where residents saw a substantial increase in their management fees with no improvement in services.

In conclusion, Mr. Johnson believes that these reforms are long overdue and hopes that they will bring positive changes for residents living in new housing estates.

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