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Statement regarding Connaught

Lambeth London Living and Lambeth Council are monitoring developments with Connaught very closely. We would like to reassure tenants and leaseholders that we have contingency plans to provide services should Connaught stop trading. This week's announcement 7 September 2023 means parts of Connaught has gone into administration, not liquidation. Connaught provides a number of housing related services in Lambeth and some of these services are provided by parts of the business that have gone into administration.

Environmental services, including estate cleaning and grounds maintenance, are provided by parts of the business not to have entered administration. Compliance services, including important fire safety work, is also provided by parts of the business not to have entered administration.

Day-to-day responsive maintenance and empty properties services are however provided by parts of Connaught that has entered into administration.

It is important to remember that the administrator is required to continue providing these services. We will be monitoring service levels closely over the next couple of days. In the case of empty properties for example another contractor is on standby to step in.

Lambeth London Living is also taking appropriate steps to minimise any financial risk to itself and the council.