July 18, 2014

Gibson Court death was ‘tragic accident’, but coroner criticises safety procedures

 

Irene Cockerton was the only Gibson Court residents who did not reach safety during the  fire in September 2011

Irene Cockerton was the only Gibson Court resident who did not reach safety during the fire in September 2011

The death of Irene Cockerton, 87, in the fire at Gibson Court was a “tragic accident”, the coroner ruled last Friday.

Irene was the only resident who did not reach safety after fire swept through the retirement leasehold site on September 30 2011.

Her body was found by rescue workers the next day in her wardrobe where she is believed to have taken shelter. She died of asphyxiation. [Read more...]

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 ‘terrify life’ out of those assisting dubious practices

David Leslie and PR boss David Burnside, of New Century, which is employed by Vincent Tchenguiz. Leslie's email to Sir Peter Bottomley resulted in Tchenguiz's leasehold interests coming to the attention of the Commons

David Leslie and PR boss David Burnside, of New Century Media, which is employed by Vincent Tchenguiz. Leslie’s email to Sir Peter Bottomley resulted in Tchenguiz’s leasehold interests coming to the attention of the Commons

An initiative by Vincent Tchenguiz’s PR company New Century Media spectacularly misfired last night with junior PR man David Leslie being named in the Commons and his client’s leasehold activities coming under scrutiny.

Just after 9pm, Sir Peter Bottomley made the last intervention in the debate on the Queen’s Speech to discuss Tchenguiz’s involvement in leasehold.

He referred to leaseholders “who in many ways have been brutally abused, financially challenged and often intimidated”. [Read more...]

Knights Court wins RTM after Peverel dropped the action …

… well, it is a Tchenguiz site

Knight's Court, where Peverel is claimed to have begun a right to manage application only to drop it when Tchenguiz said 'no'

Knight’s Court, where Peverel is claimed to have begun a right to manage application only to drop it when Tchenguiz said ‘no’

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, and is Peverel’s principal client and employer. [Read more...]

Sites line up for legal action over Cirrus scandal

Be like Tchenguiz (your freeholder and former Peverel owner) and claim:

CirrusscandalElderly residents at six of the 65 sites that were cheated in the Peverel / Cirrus scandal over price-fixing have come forward to demand compensation.

The residents are eager to take legal action against the property manager. Carlex is not naming them or the sites, for obvious reasons.

  [Read more...]

Mark Hoyland quits Peverel Retirement after nine months

MarkHoylands2Mark Hoyland, the head of Peverel Retirement, is leaving to pursue another venture, Carlex has learned. 

Hoyland was only in place for nine months (click picture to read biography).

A Peverel spokesman said this morning:

“I can confirm that Mark Hoyland has decided to leave Peverel Group at the end of March to pursue another venture. We will announce a replacement as soon as possible.”

Carlex has raised questions about Andy Davey, the chief executive of Cirrus, but he appears to have the confidence of CEO Janet Entwistle.  

Carlex whistleblowers were THREATENED with prosecution if they went public over OFT’s feeble £500k investigation into Peverel-Cirrus

OFTuselessThe three Carlex whistleblowers of the Peverel-Cirrus scam were threatened with prosecution by the Office of Fair Trading  if they revealed the investigation.

The threat was minuted by the OFT on September 27 2012 even though it had already decided to give Peverel leniency and not take any action.

In a blatant example of shooting the messenger, the OFT  threated to prosecute three whistleblowers in case they …  er, compromised a prosecution that the OFT already knew would not happen.

[Read more...]

Cirrus tee-hee email: Cheating oldies is ‘not an official part of the process (tee hee)’

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Any retirement site on the list should contact Carlex to ensure proper compensation is paid for this cheating

The secret contempt with which Peverel-Cirrus treated their elderly, vulnerable customers is revealed by the Office of Fair Trading.

It has published emails from Cirrus employees in its full 268-report into the price-fixing scandal. This can be read here

These include one Cirrus employee referring to the scam in these terms:

‘Hello I have updated the process but think its best if we keep this one ‘in house’ as the bits in red are what we do behind the scenes and not an official part of the process (tee hee).

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Cirrus sites have received ‘goodwill’ payments, says Entwistle

Retirement sites that were identified by the Office of Fair Trading in the price-fixing scandal involving Peverel / Cirrus have received their “goodwill” payments, Janet Entwistle of Peverel said yesterday.

At a meeting with Carlex and Sir Peter Bottomley in Westminster, Entwistle said that she was confident all sites affected by the rigged tendering process had been identified.

There would not be further payouts.

Although the Office of Fair Trading identified the 65 sites affected, it did not quantify the amount of money wrongly taken between 2005-2009.

It confined itself to saying that sites were “likely” to have suffered loss. [Read more...]

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

PEVERELPRICEFIXINGSCANDAL … 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 sites

The reason for this is that the Office of Fair Trading is in deep denial mode about its feeble investigation – which cost £500,000 – into the Peverel / Cirrus investigation. Members of the public will be better served if these issues are presented through a senior politician.

The OFT was suckered into a leniency deal with Peverel on ludicrous grounds – Peverel had been rumbled and there was no confession about it – and there is a lot of shame to cover up.

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Ex-cabbie, 77, gets doubled service charges owing to anomaly in the lease

Alan Roth's flats has been paying a 2/148ths portion in service charges for 25 years ... until now, when he must  pay double

Alan Roth’s flat has been paying a 2/148ths portion in service charges for 25 years … until now, when he must pay double

Alan Roth, 77, a former cabbie, has had a nasty surprise in the service charges at his one-bedroom flat in north London.

For the past nine and half years he has been paying 2/148ths for his flat at Parkview Court, Newbury Park, Ilford, in service charges, amounting to £610 pounds.

[Read more...]