May 23, 2017

Ex-Peverel employee thwarted over right to manage for Tatton Court and Willow Court

UPDATE August 12 Yesterday evening Susan Earnshaw returned Carlex’s phone call and we discussed the issues of Tatton Court and Willow Court and the services provided by her company. We publish her full response below, but make a number of points: 1/ We tried but were unable to contact Mrs Earnshaw prior to publication of […]

Warner Court, in Berkshire, breaks free of Tchenguiz and FirstPort with right to manage

Another day, another retirement site – Warner Court – decides to break free of the Vincent Tchenguiz organisation and FirstPort to appoint its own management through right to manage. The RTM at Warner Court, in Sandhurst, Berkshire, takes over on September 15, which means another retirement site will almost certainly slip from FirstPort’s grasp. The […]

Warner Court sky-high sublet costs when a relative goes into care

This is a recent inquiry to Carlex from Warner Court, in Sandhurst, Berkshire: “My mother-in-law owns a flat and may have to go into a care home. “We were considering renting out the property but have been told by E & M [the Tchenguiz interests based in the British Virgin islands], that in addition to […]

Housing and Care 21: We’ve made a mess at Ashfield, so manage the site yourselves

Housing and Care 21 handed over the management to residents at Ashfield, a retirement site in Telford in Shropshire, after admitting that it had been badly run. For the past three months, the complex of 26 semi and detached bungalows with a community centre and flat above has been self-managed by the residents through a […]

Regulator to rule on whether scandal-hit Peverel / FirstPort Retirement is fit to be a member of ARMA

FirstPort Retirement, formerly Peverel, should not be admitted to ARMA because it has an unaccounted-for portfolio of house managers’ flats and has a track record of misleading residents when trying to sell them. These were the arguments put on Monday to Keith Hill, a former New Labour housing minister, who is the regulator of ARMA […]

Carlex veteran wins another £5,000 off Tchenguiz

Battle-scared Carlex veteran Norman Greed has pulled off another coup for residents at Eddington Court: a £5,000 repayment on insurance commissions from the Tchenguiz Family Trust. In June Mr Greed, a director of the Eddington Court RTM claimed £10,000 on past insurance commissions to Kingsborough and Oval.

SFO scroungers who cleaned up along with Tchenguiz

Three SFO incompetents who also cleaned up over Tchenguiz – with bumper pay-offs! The Serious Fraud office has just paid Vincent Tchenguiz and his companies £3 million, plus another £3m in legal costs, but what of the other payments made by the SFO? Bumper pay-offs to its incompetent staff who messed this case up, that […]

Serious Farce Office messes up again, with £6m of your money to Vincent

By Brian Rix Nearly three and a half years after the Tchenguiz brothers were arrested on March 9 2011, this farcical case at last comes to an end. Vincent gets a groveling apology plus a £3 million bung from the Serious Farce Office, which also has to pay an initial £3 million for Vincent’s legal […]

Knights Court wins RTM after Peverel dropped the action …

… well, it is a Tchenguiz site 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, […]

Tchenguiz leasehold interests raised in Commons

The Tchenguiz activities in leasehold property were highlighted in the House of Commons yesterday by Sir Peter Bottomley. In a brief aside during debate over the private rented sector, Sir Peter referred to “the Tchenguiz interests featuring in the Office of Fair Trading report on abuses of leaseholders, overvaluations of freeholds and the sale of […]

Fury at Briary Court as Peverel closes swimming pool … it’s ‘elf ‘n’ safety’, innit?

Briary Court, a retirement site on the Isle of Wight, was in a state of uproar after Peverel arbitrarily closed the swimming pool and drained it on ‘elf ‘n’ safety’ grounds. Furious residents attended a packed meeting two weeks ago with Peverel officials at the retirement site, which overlooks the sea at Cowes. Peverel officials […]

Our nine years in a retirement leasehold development

Norman Greed, of Eddington Court in Weston-super-Mare, writes his personal account of how he and his neighbours disputed charges at LVT – where they had £12,000 of costs awarded against them – but eventually broke free with right to manage   In August 2004 we purchased a two-bedroom McCarthy and Stone retirement leasehold flat from […]