Islington Council refused appeal over leaseholder tribunal ruling

Islington Council has been denied the right to challenge a tribunal’s ruling that it blew �1million by overpaying on housing improvements.

The town hall was refused permission to appeal the Leaseholder Valuation Tribunal (LVT) judgement that it was over-charged by �1million for work on two blocks on the Tremlett Grove estate, in Archway.

It means the council will have to cut charges to the 14 leaseholders affected by �225,000, or about �16,000 each.

Judy Granville, 61, one of the leaseholders who brought the action, said: “In my opinion, the request to appeal was very flimsy. If this means it’s the end of the saga, then I’m delighted.”

The council could yet appeal to the Lands Tribunal.