May 24, 2019

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AgeUK would not get involved, Shelter has quit, Peverel has been expelled and Esther Rantzen is asking questions … the fiasco of the Campaign for Housing in Later Life

Last Friday, Peverel was expelled from the Home Builders’ Federation campaign to reinvigorate the retirement housing market. Its logo was removed from the campaign’s website, while earlier in the week the homeless charity Shelter also decided to jettison the campaign. AgeUK – which last year removed its logos from the Peverel Retirement site – had […]

Shelter ‘dumps’ the Campaign for Housing in Later Life

The charity Shelter appears to have ceased involvement in the ‘Campaign for Housing in Later Life’, which Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation revealed on April 9 registered its website to the Bournemouth HQ of McCarthy and Stone. The Shelter logo that appeared on the ‘Campaign’s’ website has been removed. Curiously, since publication by Campaign against […]

Campaign for Housing in Later Life traced to … McCarthy and Stone HQ!

(But what on earth are Esther Rantzen and Shelter doing with this lot?) UPDATE June 8: McCarthy and Stone points out that over the credit crunch period (the five years between 2007/8 to 2011/12) it sold 7,170 properties.  The company takes issue with Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation’s view that there has been “almost NO […]

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation welcomes Lord Best’s ‘flaws and all’ study of retirement housing

The controversial issues surrounding retirement housing have been addressed in an important parliamentary report written by Lord Best, the acknowledged expert on the subject in the Lords. “Leaseholders and their concerns have not been forgotten in this report,” Lord Best told guests at Parliament on Wednesday, who included senior figures in housebuilding, housing associations, the […]

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation Westminster roundtable on retirement housing

On April 28 there will be a Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation roundtable on retirement housing at Westminster. The purpose is inform MPs of the issues in retirement housing, and to suggest how it could be further improved. There have already been shifts in position by retirement housebuilders: 999 year leases are becoming more widespread, […]

LKP / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation suggestions prompt amendments to Housing Bill

The House of Lords today discussed LKP suggested amendments to the Housing Bill to increase fairness for leaseholders. Proposed by Lord Young of Cookham – better known as the former Conservative MP Sir George Young – the first of his two amendments aimed to “level the playing field—which is currently tilted in favour of freeholders—for […]

Housing minister Brandon Lewis meets Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation

Brandon Lewis, the housing minister, this week met the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation, accompanied by its patron MPs Sir Peter Bottomley and Jim Fitzpatrick. The meeting covered the following: Lease forfeiture: LKP / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation says this nuclear weapon of freeholders should be ended as it can […]

We launch leasehold manifesto … as housing minister thanks LKP / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation for 4.1m leasehold figure

As LKP / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation issues its all-party election manifesto, the Housing Minister Brandon Lewis this week recognised our work in completely revising official figures concerning leasehold properties. “I understand that the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership has worked closely with my officials to enable the publication of more accurate data on the number […]

AgeUK echoes Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation’s concerns over retirement housing

The Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation agenda for reform of retirement housing has been given a ringing endorsement by a report published today by AgeUK. The report, Housing in Later Life, arrives just as the Competition and Markets Authority appears to be manoeuvring to downplay concerns in retirement in its leasehold sector inquiry.

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 […]

Housing Minister Mark Prisk holds leasehold meeting with Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation – but keep pestering MPs!

After years of banging on a closed door, Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / Leasehold Knowledge Partnership held a meeting with Housing Minister Mark Prisk (left) yesterday. But Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation activists are urged to keep pressing MPs (and copy us in to your correspondence!) As a result of the meeting, the minister […]

Retirement housing message to Clive Betts MP’s Select Committee

By Michael Hollands I am interested in Leasehold Retirement Complexes of which I have much experience in the way many unfortunate Pensioners are robbed of their valuable savings. 1 When purchasing new these retirement properties are always more expensive than the non retirement properties, manly because they are desperately needed by elderly who have to […]

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