On taking control, it was universally agreed that the first project would be to redecorate the block's communal parts, which had become tatty and rundown - the landlord having failed to arrange any much-needed upkeep for a number of years.
So for just a couple of hundred pounds a head and with Urban Owners' assistance, the leaseholders selected a contractor, agreed a scope of works and were soon delighted with the results - their communal lobby and stairs having been turned from dank and drab to warm and homely, with particular attention paid to the small details which make all the difference.
A smart new fitted door mat replaced the previous scruffy version:
And generally speaking, a fresh coat of paint and some close attention to detail in applying finishing touches has transformed the residents living environment.
They also choose to install a letter catcher and some individual letter boxes, where previously mail had been strewn over the floor and stairs.