Keep informed of Carlex news – and keep the pressure on MPs to act!
Carlex exists to protect the elderly from being cheated by freehold-owning landlords and their agents.
There is huge scope for this with leasehold, a very bad form of property tenure unique to England and Wales. All leasehold homeowners – tenants, in law – are permanently vulnerable and it’s worse for the elderly.
It’s best not to buy it, and retirement property has plummeted in value. But if you are a leaseholder the major protections of the law exist only if you can act collectively.
It is essential to form residents’ associations so that you can challenge costs, exercise right to manage and, if necessary, take actions to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.
Everything is weighted against the leaseholder in this over-complicated and inefficient process, but as these pages show you can win if you are organised and well prepared.
Carlex will put leaseholders in touch with others who have been in the same position, who can offer invaluable advice and warnings about the possible pitfalls. We have a network of volunteer experts who will be happy to help.
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Carlex has published a full list of Peverel’s retirement sites with links to contacting the constituency MP.One feature that is immediately noticeable is that 73 per cent of retirement leasehold sites are in constituencies with Conservative MPs.Click on link … Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. We will draft the complaint to local MP and ensure it is widely circulated in government to sympathetic MPs. These now include several Cabinet ministers. The result: the local MP writes a forcible, effective letter demanding answers. This is more effective than an angry rant to companies that have heard it all before ...
Tonight’s Dispatches programme (September 24 2012) on retirement leasehold was a brilliant example of television journalism that was extremely critical of both McCarthy and Stone and Peverel.Peverel’s LVT defeat at the hands of