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Basement Tax in Haringey?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ella B. Sep 3, 2016. 2 Replies

It appears Westminster will be introducing a basement tax:…Continue

Architect

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Essex Aug 23, 2016. 1 Reply

Can anyone recommend an architect? This would be for a small-scale project to reconfigure our kitchen and loft room in our flat in N8. Many thanks! Continue

Rapist Jailed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ella B. Aug 5, 2016. 1 Reply

I'm very happy to hear that the individual responsible for the daytime rape of a woman in Alexandra Park (as well as another woman in Tottenham) has been jailed. What a horrible crime:…Continue

Finsbury Park Station- Will it be Safe at Night?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Davis Aug 4, 2016. 3 Replies

Following the closure of Wells Terrace entrance at Finsbury Park Station, does anyone know if the footpath under the bridge will have any security? As a young woman, I don't feel safe walking by…Continue

 

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Ella B. replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Strickland boo-ed at popular meeting in the foyer of our new hotel
"I have to ask – why are people so against this hotel?     What do people want instead? Housing? Our services can’t deal with more people moving in. TFL can’t cope as it is – the W7 bus is constantly overcrowded…"
Oct 14, 2016
Ella B. replied to Matt Lingard's discussion Advice needed and update on 161 Tottenham Lane
"Hi Matt, Sorry to hear about what you're going through. You are correct, I don't think the Planning Dept. will help. They certainly did not help us when our neighbor caused damage to our property, and this was for building works our…"
Oct 3, 2016
Ella B. replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hornsey Town Hall to be a Boutique Hotel
"I like it but is there really a need for a hotel in Crouch End?"
Sep 30, 2016
Ella B. replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Conservation, nostalgia and the march of progress
"I really don't understand the planning laws in this country. Why should these types of building works be allowed if you know they're going to cause damage to neighboring homes? The plans don't even include a Basement Impact…"
Sep 6, 2016
Ella B. replied to Adrian Essex's discussion YACECS
"I'm looking forward to this! Sound like they'll have great coffee and this area of CE lacks the buzz and trendiness of the Broadway.  Plus, I know I'm in the minority but I do think we can use more coffee…"
Sep 5, 2016
Ella B. replied to Ella B.'s discussion Basement Tax in Haringey?
"I doubt it will stop basement works - people who are wealthy enough to do a basement conversion could probably handle an £8,000 fee. But at least they're doing something to try to regulate basement works. Our council could not care…"
Sep 3, 2016
Mark Crouch End replied to Ella B.'s discussion Basement Tax in Haringey?
"Also in the Standard here http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/rich-london-homeowners-face-paying-8000-tax-to-dig-megabasements-a3335111.html However, it appears the levy merely pays for the enforcement of building regs during the builds. It's…"
Sep 2, 2016
Ella B. posted a discussion

Basement Tax in Haringey?

It appears Westminster will be introducing a basement tax:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/02/uks-first-basement-tax-forces-30k-bills-on-wealthy-homeowners-bu/I've spoken about this on here before, but there was a basement conversion on Park Avenue South in Crouch End last year. The whole project lasted about a year and was a complete nightmare for those who lived on…See More
Sep 2, 2016
Ella B. replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Middays 3 Diminutional Lime Green Signboard for Organic Produce
"But it's a prime building in Crouch End - surely, the rent/ lease is expensive. Unless the food is fantastic, or it's a well-known chain like Pizza Express,  it's going to be difficult for a restaurant of this size to…"
Aug 31, 2016
Ella B. replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Middays 3 Diminutional Lime Green Signboard for Organic Produce
"I think it looks good. The outdoor dining area will be nice to have - this is something that's lacking in the area. The organic food shop will be useful. Will have to see how the food and service is, but I'm actually getting quite…"
Aug 30, 2016
Ella B. replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Rocking Chair Cafe to become Hot Food Takeaway with odour control
"So, like a Kebab shop? Awful - it will attract nothing but trouble. What a waste of a great space.  "
Aug 30, 2016
Ella B. replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Superdrug - new to Crouch End
"Marco - I agree, they are beyond useless. My neighbor did a basement conversion causing  thousands of pounds worth of damage to neighboring homes. The Planning Department were completely uninterested, and basically told us that…"
Aug 25, 2016
Adrian Essex replied to Ella B.'s discussion Architect
"I found these on Facebook from the end of last year RS Architects The Architects A2 Studio Rita Shamia Speak to Rana. Highly recommended. http://rsarchitects.co.uk RS Architects RS Architects RSARCHITECTS.CO.UK 17 August…"
Aug 23, 2016
Ella B. posted a discussion

Architect

Can anyone recommend an architect? This would be for a small-scale project to reconfigure our kitchen and loft room in our flat in N8. Many thanks! See More
Aug 22, 2016
Ella B. replied to Ella B.'s discussion Rapist Jailed
"Just to add, I realize that there have been budget cuts made to the Met police. However, all London boroughs have faced these cuts and yet it seems only our council has been unable to deal with them. We're talking about particularly heinous…"
Aug 5, 2016
Ella B. posted a discussion

Rapist Jailed

I'm very happy to hear that the individual responsible for the daytime rape of a woman in Alexandra Park (as well as another woman in Tottenham) has been jailed. What a horrible crime:http://www.cps.gov.uk/london/press_releases/dylan_mcdonald_convicted_of_two_knife_point_rapes_in_north_london/While I do still feel that Crouch End is a safe London neighbourhood, there…See More
Aug 5, 2016

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