This handbook was put together at the request of the
residents living at Ice Wharf. It is intended to give guidance to people
in Ice Wharf as to how the community here would like to live. It is not
intended as a rulebook but to instruct those new to the development as to
the conditions of the lease agreement and other practices agreed at the
·Ice Wharf Owners elect directors to the board of
Ice Wharf Company Limited (IWCL).Each Owner holds one share in IWCL.The Board generally meets 4 times a
year.IWCL holds an AGM once a
year to which all shareholders are invited.
·Correspondence mainly takes place through the
Ice Wharf owners and residents websites. Members must be invited to join.
Please leave your email address in the residents’ association mailbox or
register on www.icewharf.org/register.htm
·A resident’s association mailbox is situated in
300 building. Correspondence with the association can also be made via
this mailbox: Residents’ Association Mailbox, 300 Building, Ice Wharf, 17 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RW.
IWCL is always keen to have new directors on the
·Security guards should be treated with respect
at all times. Any complaints from the security guards about the conduct
of residents will be taken extremely seriously.
·Residents are reminded not to let unknown
persons follow them into the building or permit entry to unknown persons
via the entry phone system.Fobs
should not be given out to non-residents in any circumstances.
·We would suggest that residents ensure
up-to-date access arrangements are provided to the porter and/or the
managing agents, either by way of 24-hour contact telephone
numbers/e-mail addresses or keys with the porter, together with authority
for access to the flat for the porter in the event of an emergency.
·Smoking is not permitted in the corridors or
lifts for the consideration of other residents and in order to comply
with legislation and the fire regulations for the building.
·Fire extinguishers are there to protect
residents. They should not be removed from their station and certainly
should not be used to prop open fire doors or for any other purpose than
to extinguish a fire.
·Barbecues should not be held on balconies as
this poses a fire hazard.
·Under no circumstances should any of the
emergency exits be used as storage areas or blocked in any way.They are a means of escape.
·The common part areas
should be kept clear at all times so as not to impede egress/means of
escape in the event of an emergency.In particular, no prams or bicycles can be kept in the common
parts and particularly not in the emergency exit areas as this would
contravene Health and Safety legislation.
·No items should be stored in any of the common
parts including the car park.
·Any residents found causing wilful damage to
communal parts will be asked to pay for repairs.
·No fixing of pictures or other items to the
·Electricity meter cupboards should be locked at
all times. Resident wishing to read their meters should obtain the key
from security. Under no circumstances should residents force open the
·Dogs and other pets should not be allowed to
foul the communal gardens.
·Radios, televisions, musical equipment etc.
should not be used in a way that may cause a nuisance to other occupiers
·The use of common parts should be in a quiet and
considerate manner at all times.
·Residents and their guests are asked to respect
their neighbours right to a good nights sleep
between the hours of
and . Please be
aware that door slamming can be a real nuisance to others.
·Residents and their guests are not to cause
damage to the building or inconvenience, nuisance or annoyance to other
occupiers of the building estate or neighbourhood.Action will be taken under the terms of
the lease. Furthermore, the security guards have been instructed to call
the local council’s noise abatement team and/or the police, if residents
are not able to respect the terms of the lease.
·All rooms and passages within the flat must be
covered with carpet or some other suitable sound deadening material. Wood
flooring is not permitted without the prior written consent of the IWRC
(the landlord’s representative) and is subject to various restrictions.
·The communal gardens are not to be used for
private parties and residents are asked to respect those living around
the garden by restricting its use at night.
·Residents must ensure that the protective
curtains are installed in the lifts when transporting large heavy awkward
or other objects, which may potentially damage the interior of the
lift.Residents must use the curtains
when moving in or out of their apartments.Curtains are available upon request,
from security.Please note that at
no time must the maximum weight limit displayed in the lift be exceeded.
·Bicycles should not be transported in the lifts. Bicycle racks are available in the upper ground car
park for registered bikes. Please contact a member of the residents
association to have your bike registered for a nominal fee. Unregistered
bikes parked in the racks will be removed.
·When transporting several items in the lift,
residents should request the lift control key from security.Under no circumstance should the lift
doors be wedged or forced open as this will cause damage to the opening
·If an Owner sees a removal company on or off
loading without using the lift curtains, please flag this to the security
guard and report the matter to the Board noting the ID of the security
guard.IWCL spent £275,000 on new
lifts in 2012 and Owners paid for them. Please help protect your property.
·No item of clothing or other article may be
placed outside the windows or on the balconies or terraces so as to be
visible from the exterior of the block.Mats and carpets must not be shaken from windows and balconies.
·No sign board or advertising board may be
erected so as to be visible from the exterior of the premises.
·Satellite dishes fitted to the exterior or
balcony area are not permitted.
·Care should be taken when watering plants on
balconies and when cleaning balcony glass to ensure that excess
dirt/water does not fall onto the balconies below.
·Items must not be discarded from the balcony
areas, including cigarette ends.
·Refuse/litter may only be deposited in the communal
refuse bins provided. 200/250 buildings should use the bin store in the
courtyard. 300 building should use the bin store between upper and lower
ground 300 building.
·Depositing rubbish in front of the bin store or
in the bin store and not within the bins is not permitted.To avoid blocking up the bins, please
use the bins furthest from the doors first.
·Recycling facilities are provided in 200/250 bin
store area. As recycling space is limited, please fold card board boxes, etc, so that these do not take up excessive space.
·Large articles can be disposed of by having
these collected by Islington council. Please contact Islington
·Cars, motorbikes etc. may not park or stop in
the communal areas - only those who own or have permission to use a
parking space are permitted to park in the car parks. Unauthorised
vehicles will be clamped.
·The space must be kept clean, neat and tidy and
in a good condition.
·All other areas in the garage must be kept clear
of obstruction at all times with specific exception of the bicycle racks
where the residents are permitted to attach a bicycle.This bicycle should not cause
obstruction to any means of escape or to other vehicles.
·No items may be stored in the car park space
other than a private motorcar, motorcycle or bicycle.
·No works or repairs are allowed to any vehicle
from within the garage or the estate.
·No filling of petrol tank or storage of petrol
(other than the car petrol tank) is allowed within the garage.
·Vehicles may use the courtyard area for loading and
unloading or for maintenance to your property – maximum stay 20 minutes.
·Bicycles can be parked in the bike racks
provided in the upper ground car park. However all bikes using the bike
racks must be registered. A payment of £52 per annum is made for bike
registration. The payment is used towards the maintenance of the car
parks and management of the registration scheme. Unauthorised bicycles
will be removed.
Applications for fobs are made to the managing
agent. Each fob application must be accompanied by a completed
application form and a copy of a photo ID, such as driving licence or
Notification of lost fobs must be made to the
managing agent and a fee in the vicinity of £20 will be charged for each
Where owners are permanent residents 2 fobs are
issued to the owner(s) free of charge.
Fobs can be provided to each additional
household member where they are also permanent residents at a cost in the
vicinity of £20 per fob.
Where flats are let one fob can be provided for each
tenant named on the tenancy agreement (a copy of the tenancy agreement
must be provided). Each fob allocated will be at a cost in the vicinity
• Residents are to comply with all reasonable regulations which the
landlord (London Buildings) may from time to time make and publish for
the detailed administration of the block and/or estate or for maintaining
the character and amenities thereof whether in relation to the flats and
their occupation or the block or the estate
• Residents must ensure that all guests and other invitees or licences
whilst in the block comply with all regulations.
To have due regard to the foregoing will ensure quiet enjoyment for each
resident and a quality environment.
These guidelines in no way vary the terms of your lease which remains the
basis of a binding contract between all parties.