December 7, 2023

Archives for July 2013

Find your Peverel site and contact your MP

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation today publishes a complete list of all Peverel’s retirement sites with links to contacting the constituency MP. We are just at the start of analysing this data, but one feature that is immediately noticeable is that 73 per cent of retirement leasehold sites are in constituencies with Conservative MPs. Click […]

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / Bottomley demand Cameron calls meeting with Housing and Justice over OFT / Peverel price-fixing scandal

Demands that the Office of Fair Trading account for its supine leniency agreement with Peverel over the price-fixing scandal have now reached the attention of the prime minister. Number 10 is suggesting the issue be examined by a minister of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Sir Peter Bottomley, backed by Cabinet minister Ed […]

MPs demand ‘justice and recompense’ for victims of Peverel’s price-fixing scams …

Sir Peter Bottomley (left), the Conservative MP for Worthing West, and Ed Davey (right), the LibDem MP for Kingston and Surbiton and the Energy Secretary, are combining forces to demand why the Office of Fair Trading offered a leniency deal to Peverel over the Cirrus price-fixing scandal. After a meeting with Campaign against retirement leasehold […]

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation meets lawyers over Peverel price-fixing scandal

A meeting was held in London on Wednesday with lawyers to discuss how Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation should proceed with the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal. Also, the Office of Fair Trading is under scrutiny at the highest level for cutting a leniency deal with Peverel, ostensibly because Peverel turned itself in in December […]

After the furore at Mere Court, another Peverel site rebels in Knutsford

Acrimonious exchanges between Peverel management and a house manager of 10-years standing have caused a second retirement leasehold site in Knutsford to erupt in rebellion. Marge Ashley, 67, originally from South Africa, handed in her notice two days ago at Ash Court. Her departure has caused widespread dismay among residents. The case comes within days […]

Hand over £100,000 Mere Court house manager’s flat and we will give you £10,000, say Peverel / Tchenguiz

Residents at Mere Court in Cheshire have been offered a £10,000 donation to their contingency fund – provided they surrender their interest in the house manager’s flat. A meeting was held by Peverel at the 39-flat site last Friday (July 19) and the residents are now to be balloted on whether they wish to dispense […]

How we fiddled the Cirrus contracts, by an ex-Peverel employee

This illuminating email has been sent in by a former Peverel employee, whose name is being withheld: As an ex Peverel Retirement technical officer who was made redundant, thus incurring residents with extra costs for people like AEDAS with no reduction in service charges for services paid for and not given, I am in a […]

Israel Moskovitz and Joseph Gurvits fail to thwart ‘right to manage’ at Plymouth retirement site …

… and freeholders’ barrister Justin Bates loses again London freeholder Israel Moskovitz and his associate Joseph Gurvits have failed to thwart the right to manage of a retirement leasehold site in Plymouth. But their legal stratagems will have delayed the process by more than 20 months by the time the pensioners take control of the […]

Cabinet minister condemns ‘monstrous’ companies as prime riverside site ousts freeholder

YouTube videos Charter Quay: the epic trailer Charter Quay with Ed Davey speech Sebastian O’Kelly writes: Although not a retirement site, but an affluent Thames riverside development, Charter Quay has gained a knowledge and experience that has already benefited hundreds of leaseholders elsewhere in their unequal disputes with the companies that prey upon them. And […]

Bottomley: ‘possible criminal behaviour involving Peverel’ over tendering scams

Articles in The Times in 2009 also show Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation had publicly raised the issue of Cirrus’s tendering scams before Peverel turned itself in   Sir Peter Bottomley has waded into the Peverel price-fixing scandal by publicly doubting whether the company had “confessed” to the Office of Fair Trading before being alerted […]

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation whistleblowers furious as OFT may give Peverel immunity over price-fixing

UPDATE July 10 2013: Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation received this email from the Office of Fair Trading this afternoon, shortly after a Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation meeting with Sir Peter Bottomley: I am the team leader for the OFT’s investigation into certain access control and alarm systems companies, with respect to which the […]

Rebellion at Blagdon Retirement Village over 12.5% exit fees

Residents at Blagdon Retirement Village, an upmarket retirement complex near Taunton in Somerset, are mobilising to fight 12.5 per cent exit fees involving all Retirement Village sites. Blagdon is a complex of 85 cottages, bungalows and flats “clustered around Blagdon Lodge where communal facilities can be found”. With 20 “interest and social groups”, the Lodge […]