The Right To Manage Federation is reporting a surge in interest in right to manage as the media takes up the Peverel / Cirrus price fixing scandal.
The Office of Fair Trading issued its final report into the cartel – where stooge companies bid against Peverel’s own subsidiary in a bogus tendering process – in early December.
The media – notably the BBC and various national newspapers – have taken up the issue, which has received extensive coverage on Carlex.
“Since news of the Cirrus scandal was made public in the national press the Right To Manage Federation has seen a marked increase in enquiries from Peverel managed retirement estates,” says Dudley Joiner, chief executive of the RTMF, which almost certainly has taken more retirement sites right to manage than any other organisation.
“Not only do leaseholders want to find alternative careline services to Cirrus, they are telling us they see this as the final straw with Peverel, in whom they have lost all confidence and trust.
“On comparing quotations for telecare services from alternative suppliers like Welbeing, leaseholders are finding they can reduce the cost by more than 50 per cent.
“Right to manage provides them the opportunity to break free from the Peverel monopoly and take advantage of the high quality, competitive services the market has to offer.”
For more on leasehold issue, see the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership