December 7, 2023

Archives for August 2013

The ‘dribbling geriatrics’ BBC report and Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation’s busy November 2009

The autumn of 2009 was a particularly busy time for Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation. Activists had complained about Peverel and the Tchenguiz companies which owned it – and the freehold and numerous associated companies that provided services. More than 100 attended a meeting in the Palace of Westminster, organised by LibDem MP Ed Davey, […]

Should my 90-year-old mother move into a retirement leasehold flat?

Perhaps regular readers could answer this. I am considering persuading my 90 year old mother to sell up and move closer to the rest of the family.  I have been looking at two retirement homes in XXX, both operated by Peverel.  Having discovered your site you can imagine my disquiet. However, all the actions seem […]

Moskovitz / Gurvits: We fight on for the ‘wider implications’ of RTM law and to stop ‘bully boy’ right to manage directors with ‘vested intestests’

Freeholder Israel Moskovitz and his managing agent Joseph Gurvits, of Y and Y Management, are resisting the right to manage applications of Regent and Elim Courts, in Plymouth. Regent Court this month won its appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) earlier this month. Elim Court’s right to manage application failed at the LVT in […]

Israel Moskovitz and Joseph Gurvits fail to appeal Regent Court RTM victory

UPDATE: Mr Joseph Gurvits, of Y and Y Management, wants to make clear that neither he nor his company are not formally part of the appeal process. Freeholder Israel Moskovitz and his business associate and managing agent Joseph Gurvits have failed to obtain leave for appeal against the decision to grant Regent Court in Plymouth […]

Haig Court residents win back £6,123 off Fairhold

Residents at Haig Court, in Chesterton, Cambridge, who were facing a 20 per cent hike in the notional rent of the house manager’s flat have now been offered a £6,123 repayment – after contacting Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation. The residents’ association was stunned that the freeholder Fairhold, part of the Tchenguiz Family Trust, proposed […]

Peverel house managers ‘must use’ Ace Office Environments

A Peverel house manager writes in to say that all house managers have to order office and cleaning supplies from Ace Office Environments, a Bournemouth company. Until “a year ago” the managers were told to order through a company called Viking, “which was cheaper”. There is no suggestion that there is anything improper in this […]

McCarthy without Stone: Churchill Retirement Living ‘to spend £500 million on new sites’

Churchill Retirement Living, the retirement leasehold developer controlled by the McCarthy family who built up McCarthy and Stone, is spending £500 million on new sites over the next three years, says the Times. In what appears to be a re-write of a press release, the article echoes the company’s message that the retirement leasehold sector […]

Names for Peverel to conjure with … 39 Pegasus Courts!

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation has had a closer look at the list of 1,466 Peverel managed retirement sites … and has discovered that 283 have the same names. That’s 19% of the total. The full list with the constituency MP is here: Peverel Retirement homes    And the full list grouped as names with […]

Mere Court residents should vote as they wish, but tell Peverel it cannot sell the house manager’s flat until its ownership is clear

… the area manager was telling residents the flat was ‘part of estate’ only three months ago Mere Court residents have been given until August 19 by Peverel to vote on whether they want a live-in house manager. If they don’t, the flat will be sold. They should vote as they wish and according to […]