May 30, 2017

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Man, 90, dies in fire at Homepine House

A 90-year-old resident of Homepine House died in a fire at Homepine House, in Folkestone, on Saturday night. Emergency services were called after a fire broke out on the fifth floor in the bedroom of the resident, who has not been named. The website Kent Online reported the fire here and quoted police saying: “A […]

Peverel meets Homepine House over £70,000 fire safety upgrade

Ninety residents were present at an “unruly” meeting at Homepine House yesterday to hear Peverel representatives justify a £70,000 fire safety system most do not want. It is unknown whether a representative of Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, was present, but a local newspaper journalist was.

Homepine House involves MPs after Kent Fire Service says Peverel £70,000 ’elf ’n’ safety upgrade is unnecessary

Residents in Homepine House are involving MPs Damian Collins and Sir Peter Bottomley after being presented with a £58,000-£70,000 fire safety upgrade from Peverel, which they say is unnecessary. Kent Fire & Rescue Service also says the upgrade is unnecessary. In a letter to residents of December 12 2012, it writes: “Following the fire safety […]

Peverel response to £70,000 fire safety overhaul at Homepine House

Carlex received the following email from a reader (name withheld), and Peverel’s explanation. It appears the site requires re-wiring: My mother has recently bought  retirement flat in Homepine House, Folkestone.  The managing agents, Peverel, have just sent out a Notice to All Residents setting out their intention to install fire alarms in every flat, 136 […]

Law Commission: Don’t ignore £318 ‘information packs’ that leaseholders have to pay

As well as exit fees, monopolising estate agency with exorbitant charges, sellers of retirement property also have to pay for ‘information packs’ to the property manager and the freeholder. Here, Alan Eadie, a long-standing supporter of Carlex who is a leaseholder at Homepine House in Folkestone, tells the Law Commission to include these information packs […]

How can we stop Peverel spending £20,000 on fire alarm upgrade?

Can readers share their experiences to help this gentleman? (Prompts to use commercial services may be removed) Hello Sebastian, Thank you for your prompt reply to my email about Homepine House in Kent. I would like to understand more about their problems as we may have a similar problem looming here. I live in XXX. […]

Fury at Briary Court as Peverel closes swimming pool … it’s ‘elf ‘n’ safety’, innit?

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 […]

Gardens not good enough for fire ladders, so £11,000 please!

Here is a letter from a reader, and Carlex’s reply. Any views from the Carlex “panel of experts? Homepine House in Folkestone had serious issues over safety safety improvements, as can be read here We have been told that the Fire Officer has said that we need a concrete path in our gardens as the […]

Mere Court residents should vote as they wish, but tell Peverel it cannot sell the house manager’s flat until its ownership is clear

… the area manager was telling residents the flat was ‘part of estate’ only three months ago Mere Court residents have been given until August 19 by Peverel to vote on whether they want a live-in house manager. If they don’t, the flat will be sold. They should vote as they wish and according to […]