It will then manage the site, we are informed.
The site is at present run by Stonewater housing association.
Freemont Property Managers is run by former senior executives of Peverel.
In December 2013, the Office of Fair Trading ruled that Peverel’s subsidiary Cirrus had cheated pensioners at 65 sites through a bid-rigging scam for electronic door systems.
Three stooge companies bid for tenders, always coming up with higher prices than Cirrus , which was then awarded the contract by its owner Peverel.
In total, pensioners were cheated out of £1.4 million.
No one faced criminal prosecution as a result of the scandal, no one was dismissed, and, Carlex was assured, no one involved in the collusive tendering is presently employed at Peverel (now renamed FirstPort).
However, Carlex whistleblowers who alerted the OFT to the scam were threatened with prosecution during the investigation if they discussed the OFT’s work with the media.