April 27, 2017

Archives for March 2013

Is Peverel looking for a £90,000 spin doctor with ‘personal integrity’?

Can this be our old friends at Peverel tarting up their image in leasehold management by recruiting an artful ‘Head of Communications” for £90,000 a year? It sounds like it from the description … “to restore the reputation of this multi-brand, market leading service provider with its customers, staff and the media”. The job is […]

Prisk tells Nick Clegg that ARHM’s new code ‘must say more about exit fees’

Housing Minister Mark Prisk is expecting the new code of the Association of Retirement Housing Managers to address the controversial issue of exit fees. These have been the subject of a long-running Office of Fair Trading investigation which concluded that they were wrong, but that it was not going to do anything about them. Fighting […]

Heirs of empty retirement leasehold flat now face doubled council taxes … on top of plummeting re-sale value, on-going service charges and an exit fee if it ever does sell

A son trying to sell his deceased mother’s retirement leasehold flat has been told that he will have to pay double the council tax on the empty property. The flat has fallen foul of Chester’s efforts to penalise owners of empty properties so that they are brought back into use – and increase revenues for […]

Sacked Peverel house manager went on spending spree … on flowers

A sacked Peverel house manager at a Shropshire retirement development went on a spending spree that will see the residents receive a £3,600 rebate on their service charges this August. The live-in house manager at Ashbrook Court, in Church Stretton, spent the money on cut flowers and plant pots to decorate the premises. “They all […]

Lee Middleburgh quits Peverel: A nation mourns …

A long standing member of the Peverel Politburo Lee Middleburgh, from before the era of Janet Entwistle, has resigned. His departure follows that of Keith Edgar, former head of Peverel Retirement in December. Peverel today issued the following statement: To be attributed to Janet Entwistle: Lee Middleburgh, Managing Director, Peverel Property Management, has decided to […]