Ealing Council Leaseholder Association

Ealing Council Leaseholder Association (ECLA) is an independent association run by a committee of volunteer leaseholders that represents, promotes and protects the interests of Ealing leaseholders with their landlord, Ealing Council.

ECLA aims to keep leaseholders informed and involved on matters that affect their tenure, to improve transparency between the council and the leaseholder community.

Further to this ECLA also:

  • Acts as a consultative body on issues of borough-wide concern to leaseholders
  • Investigates issues when they affect a number of leaseholders
  • Provides advice on matters that cannot be dealt with directly by ECLA
  • Looks at all aspects of leaseholder services and identifies areas for improvement.

Read our constitution to know more about ECLA and its mission statement. 

Ugenie - Improved communication with leaseholders

To improve our communication with the Ealing Council Leaseholder community we are planning to launch an online platform. The platform can be accessed using a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Once registered leaseholders will be able to access leaseholder information, news, training opportunities and more. Susan Kabani, the application founder and fellow leaseholder has developed the platform and will give a presentation on its facilities, features and how to register at our AGM.   

The Ugenie application is a closed community and you can feel safe that your personal information will be held securely. The platform should enable ECLA to communicate directly with leaseholders, generate future invites to forum meetings and events. We are also planning to place the committee reports on the platform which you can access in advance of our AGM. Registration of leaseholders will be supported by the council’s homeownership team and authorised ECLA committee members. Please note this will not be a only route of communication with homeownership or Ealing Council and the usual methods to contact the council will still apply.

Register by downloading the Ugenie platform today. 

If you are interested in joining the committee or standing for an elected role (i.e. chair, vice chair, treasurer or secretary) please email eclacommittee@gmail.com. Please provide your contact details and a short introduction to tell us about yourself and why you want to be a committee member. Our main requirements are commitment and enthusiasm.  

The ECLA committee meets on the last Wednesday of the month and holds a public forum and annual general meeting (AGM) each year. All leaseholders are welcome and encouraged to attend the forum.

For more information or to discuss a leasehold issue with ECLA email eclacommittee@gmail.com.

Service charge reduction update - July 2020

On behalf of leaseholders, the ECLA committee has contacted Ealing Council about the lack of cleaning during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

The council has advised that an adjustment to the service charge will be made to reflect the reduced service. However, the adjustment will be applied to the 2020/2021 final account which will be issued in September 2022. This is both in keeping with legislation and the terms of the lease.

ECLA forum 

Our annual forum is scheduled to take place in September 2021. Details will be provided closer to the time.

ECLA newsletter

Read our newsletter to find out the latest information about the ECLA, our work and matters of interest.