Peverel would be taking over the management of the 13-flat Farnfield Court in Croydon, south London.
The beleaguered property management – which has lost all its prime riverside sites in London and has been dumped by Berkeley Group, Barratt and its old benefactor McCarthy and Stone – slapped this triumph on the company’s website.
For some reason, it has now been removed and a chill has descended.
“We were completely unaware of the price-fixing issue involving Peverel, and did not know about its reputation,” says an RMBI employee. “We will certainly be keeping a close eye on the service charges.
“Also the contract is only for a year and will be reviewed before it is renewed.”
This is a marked change of tone compared with Peverel’s news announcement in December.
Then Mark Hoyland, MD of Peverel Property Services, said: “Ever since work started on Farnfield Court we’ve enjoyed a very positive relationship with the RMBI, so it’s extremely satisfying to see our hard work pay off and residents moving in.”