Michael Hollands, a Carlex reader who comments frequently on the site, has been informed by the Office of Fair Trading that its long-awaited infringement decision over the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal will be published in December. “We are very nearly ready to make an announcement and anticipate the additional delay will be relatively short,” […]
Archives for November 2013
Crisis in retirement housing is all down to planners, says ARCO (not greedy operators drawing up sneaky revenue-earning leases or management companies on the fiddle)
Here we go again! The apologists for property developers are blaming planners again – this time for the crisis in retirement housing. Something called Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), which represents retirement village operators such as Anchor, Hanover, Retirement Villages etc, says the current provision of specialist retirement housing is “woefully inadequate”.
This is from “G Farley” and the block is unknown. We are being taken over from Peverel to McCarthy and Stone Management Services at the end of February. I will be pleased to see the back of Peverel, but we will still have a house manager that was trained by Peverel.
Peverel Retirement is cock-a-hoop to have won a retirement site, 37-flat Radbrook House, in Shrewsbury, after apparently being “chosen” by the residents. But the news follows the revelation that Peverel (non-retirement) has been given its marching orders from the 422-flat Metro Central Heights in south London. Peverel had been retained after the site went right […]
Managing agent Benjamin Mire quit from property tribunal before he was sacked … BUT his company is still up for a string of industry awards
Benjamin Mire, the chartered surveyor and CEO of Trust Property Management, was to have been sacked had he not resigned his position on the property tribunal. The news came this afternoon from the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office, but it coincided with the announcement that Trust is the finalist for FOUR News On The Block property […]
An attempt by freeholder Israel Moskovitz to appeal against the granting of right to manage to Regent Court has been turned down by the Court of Appeal. Israel Moskovitz, who owns Avon Freeholds, applied for leave to appeal to the superior court after his appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) failed in August. Regent […]
MPs back Carlex / LKP call to reform residents association regulations – drawn up by the man who won back £500,000 from Tchenguiz / Peverel
Carlex / LKP has proposed changing the government regulations on the creation of residents’ associations, and has received widespread backing for the reform. The key changes that have been presented to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles are: That residents associations can be recognised with 50 per cent of qualifying residents plus one supporting the move, not […]
A mischievous 80-year-old Carlex reader sends in this latest flier that has popped into his letter box: the McCarthy and Stone funeral plan. The company that pioneered retirement leasehold – with exit fees, subletting fees, atrocious re-sale values etc – is eager to ensure that your “loved-ones” aren’t left out of pocket when you die. […]
McCarthy and Stone has decided to give Peverel its marching orders at 25 retirement sites where it still owns the freeholds – although two weeks ago it said it was not going to do so (see below). Many of the sites still have flats for sale and the housebuilder made no attempt to defend Peverel’s […]
Briary Court, a retirement site on the Isle of Wight, was in a state of uproar after Peverel arbitrarily closed the swimming pool and drained it on ‘elf ‘n’ safety’ grounds. Furious residents attended a packed meeting two weeks ago with Peverel officials at the retirement site, which overlooks the sea at Cowes. Peverel officials […]