A group of property guardians living in an un-used council-owned children’s centre, have been having problems with the property guardian company, who haven’t been maintaining the building, and intimidating them with intrusive behaviour.
The guardian company was liquidated in November 2019 after being found guilty of 15 charges in relation to other HMOs. The property is now managed by a new company, but with the same directors.
The residents have put a proposal to LB Croydon to pass meanwhile management to the residents collectively. They have been repairing the building and have established a communal garden and living space.
How we’re helping
We have provided information about other short-life co-ops with meanwhile leases or licences, and example contracts to LB Croydon, with the Confederation of Cooperative Housing, and supported the co-op’s incorporation.