I live in a flat in a converted Victorian House. There are three flats in the house and like good little joint free holders we all got together one day and decided that the roof needs doing. I believe this is quite normal behavior and having a few slates moved around and some plastic guttering added is hardly going to change the face of the neighbourhood. Or so I thought. The roof was nearing completion and work then had to cease. Why? Lambeth now charge Â£200 for a "roof certificate" or some such nonsense. I thought mending a roof was mending a roof and on a privately owned property was no business of the councils. This surely is not a planning issue? Anyway we had to pay the Â£200 pounds or work could not continue. I am boiling. EVERYWHERE WE TURN WE ARE BEING TAXED OR F*CKED OVER!