June 29, 2017

Archives for October 2012

Carlex re-introduces a ‘Forum’ – please do use it to share information

Last time Carlex attempted a forum we had to abandon the process owing to technical issues. It seemed to be slowing the whole site down. We are now reviving one and very much hope that Carlex readers will make it an active and vital part of the site. It is an excellent place to share […]

Full Carlex / LKP briefing notes on leasehold abuses for MPs

The following document was handed to MPs and Lords who attended the Carlex / LKP meeting at Westminster yesterday: From ‘legal torture’ to £1 million repayments to leaseholders A briefing by the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership and the Campaign Against Retirement Leasehold Exploitation- LKP/CARLEX. The meeting has been kindly hosted by Sir Peter Bottomley MP, who […]

Carlex supporter’s plea to DCLG civil servant to attend MPs’ meeting was ignored

Carlex supporter Michael Hollands is furious that civil servants at the Department of Communities and Local Government declined to attend the Carlex / LKP meeting with MPs yesterday. Hollands, who is a constituent in Nottingham of Kenneth Clark, urged the named official – who has responsibility for leasehold issues – to attend, but the civil […]

Bottomley demands meeting with Housing Minister Mark Prisk

Sir Peter Bottomley is to calling for an urgent meeting about leasehold issues with Housing Minister Mark Prisk, following the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership / Carlex conference at Westminster this afternoon. “It is quite clear that pensioners and other leaseholders are facing serious issues and this need to be addressed,” Sir Peter told a gathering of […]

Retirement leasehold is a dud property investment, says Mail on Sunday

A bleak but truthful article by Richard Dyson in the Mail on Sunday analyses the plummeting values of retirement leasehold ­— and highlights the Carlex MPs’ meeting on Tuesday. Most articles in newspapers about retirement property are just venal puffs that are run in order to bring in the adverts. Unwelcome though the message may […]

Speakers at next week’s MPs meeting on leasehold

The line-up of speakers at next Tuesday’s Leasehold Knowledge Partnership / Carlex  meeting at Westminster for MPs and Lords, which is being hosted by Sir Peter Bottomley (right), MP for Worthing West, has been finalised. They will include the authors of three key reports on leasehold which have been published this year. The event, which […]

After £11,500 Peverel victory, Strand Court dumps second managing agent

In June Carlex reported how former wartime squadron leader Eric Matthews, now aged 95, had won back £11,500 off Peverel in a brilliant Leasehold Valuation Tribunal victory over insurance and other commissions at Strand Court, in Rye, East Sussex. And last month Matthews was interviewed in the Channel Four Dispatches documentary on retirement leasehold, which […]

Peverel’s approach to self-regulation is … you pay for it and it goes on the service charge (even though an LVT says it shouldn’t)

UPDATED 4/11/12 Peverel commented on issue: “The LVT decision you refer to was specific to one development. “We would prefer to resolve issues when they arise, long before an LVT is considered. We are therefore reviewing the use of Ombudsman and mediation services across the Peverel Group and will announce any changes when a full review […]

Progress report on our Houses of Parliament briefing

There is exactly two weeks to go before the LKP/Carlex briefing at the Houses of Parliament things are moving along at a pace.  All MPs and Lords have now received a formal invitation to attend from Sir Peter Bottomley MP. Our speakers are lined up. Key members of staff from the Ministry of Justice and […]


Dear Carlex readers, LKP and CARLEX have organised a briefing meeting for MPs and Lords at the Houses of Parliament at 3pm on 30th October. We need your urgent help, so that we can help you. Please write to your MP as soon as you can to explain why its very important they attend this […]

Aliens abduct Peverel web site?

We were unsure if Peverel’s web site had been hacked or been abducted by aliens when we read their article dated 1st October (April?). The article supports the Scottish Factors Act which has just come into force. Factors are Scotland’s equivalent of Managing agents. You can read the Peverel press release here.These are Peverel’s recommendations:: […]

Exclusive: Tory chairman rocked by ‘get rich quick’ probe

So says the headline in today’s Independent newspaper. The same story is already  covered in almost every other paper. CARLEX readers may remember we wrote about the ex Housing Minister Grant Shapps and his double life nearly a month ago. http://www.carlex.co/mechanised-plagiarism-and-psycho-babble-are-grant-shapps-little-earners-outside-politics/#more-2604. Since then most of the web sites we reported as being run by “Mr […]