Our current utility contracts are due to come to an end later this year (2024), so we’re starting a process to enter into new agreements for the utilities provided to your building. This contract will cover gas and/or electricity supplies to communal indoor and outdoor areas, including estate lighting where applicable. If you’re on a heat network, where you share a communal gas boiler, this will also apply to you.

Normally, we’d issue you with a Section 20 consultation letter (S.20 Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 (as amended)) to let you know that we’re looking to secure new services on a qualifying long-term agreement (QLTA). Energy prices can change by the hour, so we must act quickly to secure the best prices and value for money. Because of this, we don’t have time to consult you properly before we agree to a contract so we have made an application to the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) for Dispensation (to be exempt) from the Section 20 process.

The Tribunal will decide if we could comply with the requirements of Section 20 or not and make their determination to us following our application. You can read about the Tribunal process on the government’s website.

Please note this is only for communal energy supplies being delivered and not for energy you would use solely in our own property.

We have sent a letter to all leaseholders involved with a copy of the email from the Tribunal confirming receipt of the application.

Here is a link to the application that we have made

We will update this page once we have received directions from the Tribunal. If you’d like to ask any questions about this application, please let us know by contacting your Leasehold Officer:

  • Portsea, Landport and Buckland – 023 9283 4845
  • Leigh Park, Wecock Farm and Crookhorn – 023 9284 1741
  • Paulsgrove – 023 9283 4561
  • City South (including Somerstown) – 023 9284 1486 or 023 9283 4689
  • Shared Ownership – 023 9283 4689