June 28, 2017

Tchenguiz’s PR company New Century Media detonates Bottomley during Queen’s Speech debate

Tchenguiz PR man named in Commons ‘Apology’ by obscure website to Vincent Tchenguiz read to MPs Sir Peter asks what was Tchenguiz’s role during the Peverel / Cirrus price fixing scandal? Tchenguiz freehold valuations questioned Why are huge loans issued against valuations ‘created from thin air’? Government should put pressure on professional standards bodies to […]

Knights Court wins RTM after Peverel dropped the action …

… well, it is a Tchenguiz site Peverel began a right to manage process at retirement site Knights Court in Balsall Common, in Solihull, only to drop the claim after the freeholder objected, it is claimed. The freeholder is the Tchenguiz Family Trust, which owns the freeholds of 1,500 retirement sites, or 53,000 retirement flats, […]

Mail on Sunday today: Campaigners want an end to this endless cheating

The Mail on Sunday has today devoted more than a page of editorial to leasehold issues. The article bluntly outlines the abuses faced by leaseholders at the hand of monetising freeholders and the property managers, surveyors and lawyers who serve them. The article is illustrated with a photo of Emma Reynolds, MP, the Labour shadow […]

Bob Bessell: Expelled from ARHM, but this is how retirement residents should be set free

Bob Bessell, the chairman of the developer Retirement Security, has issued a statement to Carlex explaining why his company was expelled from the ARHM. The ARHM announced the decision to expel the Stratford Upon Avon company, but gave no details of the dispute.

AgeUK would not get involved, Shelter has quit, Peverel has been expelled and Esther Rantzen is asking questions … the fiasco of the Campaign for Housing in Later Life

Last Friday, Peverel was expelled from the Home Builders’ Federation campaign to reinvigorate the retirement housing market. Its logo was removed from the campaign’s website, while earlier in the week the homeless charity Shelter also decided to jettison the campaign. AgeUK – which last year removed its logos from the Peverel Retirement site – had […]

ARHM expels Retirement Security … Did it oppose role of Keith Edgar?

The trade body the Association of Retirement Housing Managers has expelled one of its long standing members: Retirement Security. It was purged because of opposition to an ARHM board decision by Retirement Security’s chairman Bob Bessell – himself a former chairman of the ARHM.

If ANY other site thinks it was scammed by Peverel / Cirrus, contact Ed Davey or Sir Peter Bottomley

 … and there are plenty of lawyers willing to take on this one! Carlex strongly recommends that any site that believes it was  scammed in the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal should raise the issue with either Sir Peter Bottomley or Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary. Carlex will provide contacts for both. List of scammed […]

Cut out the nonsense and pay up for Peverel cheating! Cabinet minister tells Janet Entwistle

‘… On this issue you seem unwilling to listen, learn or improve’ Energy Secretary Ed Davey has today told Peverel chief executive Janet Entwistle to pay a “much larger compensatory offer” for running a price-fixing cartel. In December Peverel subsidiary Cirrus was found to have been running bid-rigging tendering for contracts worth £1.4 million at […]

Guardian report pours scorn on OFT price-fixing investigation – and Peverel’s contemptible £100,000 ‘goodwill’ offer

Yesterday the Guardian published a devastating report of the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal. It poured scorn on Peverel for systematically cheating residents of retirement leasehold, on the Office of Fair Trading for its scandalous feeble report and being suckered into granting Peverel leniency. It also rightly derided Peverel’s £100,000 offer of a “goodwill gesture” […]

Three MPs tell Entwistle to pay up more over Peverel / Cirrus scandal, or accept binding mediation

Janet Entwistle, the chief executive of Peverel, was this afternoon sent a open letter from Sir Peter Bottomley demanding higher compensation to sites cheated in the Cirrus cartel, or to accept independent binding mediation. The letter is backed by Ed Davey, Energy Secretary and LibDem MP for Surbiton and Kingston, and Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for […]

Peverel should pay back £700,000 over price-fixing not £100,000, says Carlex whistleblower

FULL LIST OF PEVEREL / CIRRUS SCAM SITE One of the Carlex whistleblowers who reported the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scam says Peverel should be paying at least £700,000 to the sites affected. Peverel’s offer to make a “goodwill payment” of 10 per cent of the cost of sham tenders to affected sites was just […]