May 23, 2017

Archives for November 2014

We launch leasehold manifesto … as housing minister thanks LKP / Carlex for 4.1m leasehold figure

As LKP / Carlex issues its all-party election manifesto, the Housing Minister Brandon Lewis this week recognised our work in completely revising official figures concerning leasehold properties. “I understand that the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership has worked closely with my officials to enable the publication of more accurate data on the number of residential dwellings in […]

Metcalfe Court breaks free from Peverel with right to manage success

Metcalfe Court, a retirement site in Romiley in Cheshire is the latest Peverel managed retirement site to win right to manage. Yesterday the Tchenguiz Family Trust withdrew its counter-notices to the RTM notifications which means the RTM will take over management of the block on February 20 next year. The result vindicates the efforts of […]

Will Lord Best’s proposals produce a healthy retirement housing market …

… Or help perpetuate what is already wrong with it?   – Government should underwrite retirement flat purchases like Help To Buy scheme – There should not be any stamp duty when downsizing – Schemes where some service charges are deferred until a property is sold should be ‘made available more widely’ – Retirement accommodation offers huge savings over maintaining […]

Should the RTMF take Elim Court’s flawed right to manage application on to the Court of Appeal?

Carlex / LKP has serious concerns about events at Elim Court in Plymouth, whose right to manage application failed on appeal last month. The application is being handled for the residents by the Right To Manage Federation, headed by Dudley Joiner, which has repeatedly stated that it is assuming all legal costs in the matter.

Three MPs are patrons as Carlex becomes registered charity

Sir Peter Bottomley, the Rt Hon Ed Davey and Jim Fitzpatrick have agreed to be patrons of Carlex / Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, which are now formally a charity and is in the process of obtaining recognition by the Charity Commission. The involvement of the three MPs – one in the Cabinet and two ex-ministers – […]