March 25, 2017

Archives for December 2014

Carlex tells minister leaseholders should be included in Flood Re insurance plan

Most flat owners remain excluded from Flood Re, the government’s scheme to ensure that flood-prone properties are covered by some form of insurance. Carlex has written to DEFRA Minister Dan Rogerson expressing its strong disappointment. Flood Re is a government-brokered deal with insurers that aims to ensure that those in homes at risk of flooding […]

Roger Southam is new chairman of LEASE

… and Countrywide executive appointed to the board (which means there is still no representative of leaseholders) The colourful property manager Roger Southam, of Chainbow, is today announced as the new chairman of the Leasehold Advisory Service. Mr Southam, a chartered surveyor, founded Chainbow but sold out most, perhaps all, its residential management contracts to Trinity […]

Leaseholder Association: Is secret mediation really the cure-all for leasehold?

UPDATEDudley Joiner demands removal of Leaseholder Association leaflet published on LKP / CarlexDudley Joiner, of the Leasehold Association, has insisted that the letter explaining the organisation be removed from the LKP / Carlex websites.He claims it is a breach of copyright to reproduce the document, which was purportedly sent to all “invitees” – in fact, […]

‘Glib-tongued’ Cirrus in £26,071 works at Homefarris House

This letter from resident Anne Curran was posted in a comment on LKP, but is of more relevance to Carlex. Any advice can be posted below, or send to admin@carlex.org.uk, and it will be forwarded. Doubtless after the issue has been raised publicly the dissidents of Homefarris House can expect a visit from the balm-dispensers at […]

Cooee! Peverel becomes FirstPort and is heading for ARMA-Q … But will it be welcome?

Like the unwanted guest at a party, Peverel has put on some outlandish new clothes and now seeks to crash ARMA-Q. It is rolling out its new FirstPort brand, which means when you click on the Peverel website you are passed on to a new site. The change in name is taking place a year […]

Quadrangle House residents seek to regain control of their RTM

The residents of Quadrangle House in Stratford east London last week chose a number of directors for their right to manage company. They were seeking to end the anomaly that the only director has been Dudley Joiner, owner of Team Property Management, which manages the site. His Right To Manage Federation, which is not a […]

CMA: easier right to manage, re-tendering property management when residents choose, changes to major works rules … but no statutory regulation of block managers

… And CMA may re-examine sector if no improvements Below is the press release of the Competition and Markets Authority, whose report into property management was released today at 11am. LKP / Carlex will be providing a full analysis later. Jim Fitzpatrick, LKP patron and Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse said: “The CMA report […]

No change over Cirrus scam, says Entwistle, even though suing Peverel is an open goal for 65 sites

Janet Entwistle, the chief executive of Peverel (soon to be reborn as FirstPort), has ruled out mediation with retirement residents scammed in the Cirrus collusive tendering scandal. Any “unhappy individuals” should make a complaint directly to her, she says in minutes of a meeting with Carlex on October 10. Having orchestrated a price-fixing racket for […]