More information on Montgomery House and Littlemoor House

Some of you might have questions about the plans for Montgomery House and Littlemoor House.

We’ve put together a list of questions that we think you may want answers to below.

We will continue to revise these questions as the work progresses to ensure you are kept fully updated.

Copies of the letter that has been sent to customers can be found below.

Letter

For further information or advice you can call us on 0161 393 5262 or email advice@fcho.co.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions

What work will you be doing?

Is the building safe?

I own my own home – will I be expected to pay towards these works?

Will I need to move out of my home while works are carried out?

When will the work start?

Will you be fitting sprinklers?

How long will the work take to complete?

Will this affect my service charge?

What work will you be doing?

We will be undertaking some external refurbishment works to Montgomery House and Littlemoor House.

We will carry out a full survey of the blocks over the next two months which will help us understand exactly what work needs to be done.

This is likely to involve replacing the External Wall Insulation (EWI) and upgrading windows as well as other works.

It will also include works to improve the environment surrounding your blocks and; where possible; the installation of a sprinkler system.

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Is the building safe?

Yes. We know there has been a lot in the news about tower blocks recently, so we don’t want you to be alarmed.

The work is being carried out to make sure the blocks remain in a state of good repair for many years to come.

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I own my own home – will I be expected to pay towards these works?

We regularly consult with leasehold customers where there are cost implications arising from major works.

We will continue to do so and provide leaseholder customers with details of cost implications if they arise.

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Will I need to move out of my home while works are carried out?

No. We may ask you to plan to go out for the day while some works are carried out, but you should not need to stay out overnight at any point. We will talk to you about this at our consultation events.

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When will the work start?

The refurbishment work is expected to start in spring 2019.

We will be consulting with you about our plans over the coming months and you will be invited to consultation sessions where you will be able to ask us questions about the works. We will be in touch to let you know when these sessions will be held.

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Will you be fitting sprinklers?

We will be carrying out surveys of the blocks and consulting with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to identify if we can install a sprinkler system within the block.

Once we have established where and how sprinklers can be installed, we will provide all residents with an update and will discuss this at the consultation sessions.

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How long will the work take to complete?

We will know more once we’ve carried out a full survey of the blocks, but we expect work to take around 18 months.

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Will this affect my service charge?

The works will not affect tenant service charges or the yearly leasehold charge. If there are major costs implications associated with the works for leasehold customers we will consult with those customers individually.

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For further information or advice you can call us on 0161 393 5262 or email advice@fcho.co.uk.