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Excalibur

The Excalibur estate in Catford is a post-war housing estate of prefab homes. Plans to regenerate the estate and build 371 new homes were approved in April 2011.

The Council is working in partnership with London and Quadrant to regenerate the Excalibur estate. The first new homes will be completed in autumn 2017.
 
As the Council is intending to demolish the final properties on the Excalibur estate in Phase 5 within the next 5 years, and by 31st March 2022, it has served an initial demolition notice (IDN) on all secure tenants in this phase, in order to suspend completion of Right to Buy (RTB) applications received after June 20 2017.
 
 

Demolition Notices

Demolition notices are Government legislation that Councils are allowed to use if they intend to demolish properties within the next 5 years. The initial demolition notice (IDN) suspends completion on Right to Buy (RTB) applications received after January 17 2005. After an IDN has been served, a Final Demolition Notice (FDN) may be served up to a year prior to the demolition, after which the right to buy cannot be exercised.
 
The IDN’s are
 
  •  published in a local paper

  • put on the Council’s website

  • hand delivered to all affected secure tenants.

 
The notice must state:
 
  • which properties are being demolished, when and why 

  • the date that the notice ceases to be in force

  • that the Right to Buy application cannot complete while the notice is in force, and that all current RTB applications are suspendedthat compensation will be payable for reasonable expenditure incurred and how to claim it.

 

Compensation

If a tenant has already applied for their RTB, they may be entitled to compensation if they make a claim to the Council within 3 months of the notice coming into effect. Compensation would be likely to cover reasonable legal and other relevant professional fees and must be accompanied by receipts. 
 

If the council decides not to demolish they must serve a revocation notice.

For more information contact Laura Harper on 020 8314 6096.

 

​Demolition notices

Demolition notices are Government legislation that councils are allowed to use if they intend to demolish properties within the next 5 years. The initial demolition notice (IDN) suspends completion on Right to Buy (RTB) applications received after January 17 2005.

After an IDN has been served, a final demolition notice (FDN) may be served up to a year prior to the demolition, after which the right to buy cannot be exercised.

The IDN’s are:

  • published in a local paper
  • put on the Council’s website
  • hand delivered to all affected secure tenants.

The notice must state:

  • which properties are being demolished, when and why
  • the date that the notice ceases to be in force
  • that the RTB application cannot complete while the notice is in force, and that all current RTB applications are suspended
  • that compensation will be payable for reasonable expenditure incurred and how to claim it.

Compensation

If a tenant has already applied for their RTB, they maybe entitled to compensation if they make a claim to the Council within 3 months of the notice coming into effect. Compensation would be likely to cover reasonable legal and other relevant professional fees and must be accompanied by receipts. 

If the council decides not to demolish they must serve a revocation notice.

For more information contact Rachel George on 020 8314 8146.

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