April 27, 2017

Archives for February 2012

Charter Quay keep out County Estates Management

Charter Quay, Kingston: its LVT victory is the most damning document against the whole leasehold racket 29.02.2012 Today the LVT published its decision for HML Andertons to continue as their Tribunal appointed managing agent at Charter Quay, Kingston, until the end of 2014. In their findings the Tribunal made very strong criticisms of their Tchenguiz […]

February news headlines

Flat Living’s Leaseholder Seminar is reported to have drawn only 13 visitors, despite their assurance that over 50 had registered Flat Living’s Event in Bournemouth that took place yesterday, (organised by Belinda Thorpe of the online magazine and Residents Line Insurance, in conjunction with less than popular Property Manager MainStay) drew an audience of less than 20 […]

Chainbow merges block management business with Trinity

You read it on the CarlEX website first.  This Property Week article by David Doyle was published on the 27th January. Chainbow has merged its block management business with Trinity (Estates) Property Management to form Trinity Chainbow – an enlarged block management business servicing around 40,000 home-owners. At the same time Southam will realign the […]

‘Sub-letting fees aren’t fair, and I’m not paying’

A fanfare of trumpets for Joanna Worth, 49, who is making a stand against exit fees. Joanna is defying Peverel, which is demanding one per cent of the capital value of her flat in Beckenham, Kent, because she has sub-let it out to a pensioner. So far she has received three communications from Peverel, including […]

Exit fees: second response to Carlex from the OFT

  Anyone having to pay stealth charge exit fees on selling – or letting – their retirement flat may wonder whether John Fingleton, chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading, is worth his £279,999 salary. The OFT has been written off as toothless several times. It obviously just hoped the retirement flat issue would […]

February news archive

As there is so much news to share, we are now publishing it as separate articles. Click on the read more links for the full stories 17.3.12 – Enfranchisement or buying your freehold News on the Block published a whole section on this topic in issue 58, plus various articles on service charges.  We will […]