The freehold of the Beehive building is owned by Honiton Town Council who granted a 10 year Lease to Honiton Community Complex in 2015.
At the Beehive, Honiton Town Council occupies 3 offices upstairs and pay no rent. Instead, the Lease provides in effect an annual subsidy to Honiton Community Complex towards the costs of running the building – by paying 10% of the Service Costs as defined in the Lease. (You can read the Lease here.)
For the first 2 years, Honiton Town Council paid this 10% and then the payments stopped. Since April 2017, Honiton Town Council has not paid any Service Charge.
A dispute has arisen over the amount the Town Council should pay and the matter is now being referred to external arbitrators.
We look forward to the matter being resolved shortly.