September 22, 2019

Archives for October 2012

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation re-introduces a ‘Forum’ – please do use it to share information

Last time Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation attempted a forum we had to abandon the process owing to technical issues. It seemed to be slowing the whole site down. We are now reviving one and very much hope that Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation readers will make it an active and vital part of the […]

Full Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / LKP briefing notes on leasehold abuses for MPs

The following document was handed to MPs and Lords who attended the Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / LKP meeting at Westminster yesterday: From ‘legal torture’ to £1 million repayments to leaseholders A briefing by the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership and the Campaign Against Retirement Leasehold Exploitation- LKP/Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation. The meeting has been […]

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation supporter’s plea to DCLG civil servant to attend MPs’ meeting was ignored

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation supporter Michael Hollands is furious that civil servants at the Department of Communities and Local Government declined to attend the Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / LKP meeting with MPs yesterday. Hollands, who is a constituent in Nottingham of Kenneth Clark, urged the named official – who has responsibility for […]

Bottomley demands meeting with Housing Minister Mark Prisk

Sir Peter Bottomley chairs meeting over leasehold reform at his Westminster offices this afternoonSir Peter Bottomley is to calling for an urgent meeting about leasehold issues with Housing Minister Mark Prisk, following the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation conference at Westminster this afternoon. “It is quite clear that pensioners and other […]

Retirement leasehold is a dud property investment, says Mail on Sunday

A bleak but truthful article by Richard Dyson in the Mail on Sunday analyses the plummeting values of retirement leasehold ­— and highlights the Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation MPs’ meeting on Tuesday. Most articles in newspapers about retirement property are just venal puffs that are run in order to bring in the adverts. Unwelcome […]

Speakers at next week’s MPs meeting on leasehold

The line-up of speakers at next Tuesday’s Leasehold Knowledge Partnership / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation  meeting at Westminster for MPs and Lords, which is being hosted by Sir Peter Bottomley (right), MP for Worthing West, has been finalised. They will include the authors of three key reports on leasehold which have been published this […]

After £11,500 Peverel victory, Strand Court dumps second managing agent

In June Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation reported how former wartime squadron leader Eric Matthews, now aged 95, had won back £11,500 off Peverel in a brilliant Leasehold Valuation Tribunal victory over insurance and other commissions at Strand Court, in Rye, East Sussex. And last month Matthews was interviewed in the Channel Four Dispatches documentary […]

Peverel’s approach to self-regulation is … you pay for it and it goes on the service charge (even though an LVT says it shouldn’t)

UPDATED 4/11/12 Peverel commented on issue: “The LVT decision you refer to was specific to one development. “We would prefer to resolve issues when they arise, long before an LVT is considered. We are therefore reviewing the use of Ombudsman and mediation services across the Peverel Group and will announce any changes when a full review […]

Progress report on our Houses of Parliament briefing

There is exactly two weeks to go before the LKP/Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation briefing at the Houses of Parliament things are moving along at a pace.  All MPs and Lords have now received a formal invitation to attend from Sir Peter Bottomley MP. Our speakers are lined up. Key members of staff from the […]

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation NEEDS YOUR HELP.

Dear Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation readers, LKP and Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation have organised a briefing meeting for MPs and Lords at the Houses of Parliament at 3pm on 30th October. We need your urgent help, so that we can help you. Please write to your MP as soon as you can to […]

Aliens abduct Peverel web site?

We were unsure if Peverel’s web site had been hacked or been abducted by aliens when we read their article dated 1st October (April?). The article supports the Scottish Factors Act which has just come into force. Factors are Scotland’s equivalent of Managing agents. You can read the Peverel press release here.These are Peverel’s recommendations:: […]

Exclusive: Tory chairman rocked by ‘get rich quick’ probe

So says the headline in today’s Independent newspaper. The same story is already  covered in almost every other paper. Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation readers may remember we wrote about the ex Housing Minister Grant Shapps and his double life nearly a month ago. https://www.betterretirementhousing.com/mechanised-plagiarism-and-psycho-babble-are-grant-shapps-little-earners-outside-politics/#more-2604. Since then most of the web sites we reported as […]

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