June 25, 2022

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The epic £67,000 victory at Oakland Court

The Oakland Court case demonstrates what pensioner leasehold residents can achieve if they can get organised, involve their MP (very important for free legal representation) … and have a bit of luck. Here John Fenwick, 65, who had worked in a legal practice, head the litigation to have returned £137,000 of notional rent paid for […]

‘Legal torture’ Oakland Court residents settle for £68,500 … but two of the original applicants have since died

Residents at the Oakland Court retirement development in Worthing today accepted a £68,500 settlement of their dispute with their landlord over the notional rent of the house warden’s flat. Sadly, two of the original applicants have died and three have moved to full-time nursing care since the application to the LVT was made in April […]

Should the RTMF take Elim Court’s flawed right to manage application on to the Court of Appeal?

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / LKP has serious concerns about events at Elim Court in Plymouth, whose right to manage application failed on appeal last month. The application is being handled for the residents by the Right To Manage Federation, headed by Dudley Joiner, which has repeatedly stated that it is assuming all legal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pensioners at Elim Court fail in third RTM attempt to escape Gurvits

Pensioners in Plymouth have failed for the third time to break free from London freeholder and managing agent Joseph Gurvits, Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation was informed yesterday. Elim Court’s third right to manage application in the past 18 months was thrown out at the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal owing to a mistake in the application. […]

Elim Court pensioners must wait until New Year before hearing whether they are free of Gurvits

Pensioners at Elim Court in Plymouth must wait until the New Year to discover whether they were successful in yesterday’s LVT action to win right to manage from London freeholder / managing agent Joseph Gurvits. It is the pensioners’ third attempt to mount a right to manage application, and the second to have come before […]

Fryzer Property Services lifts ‘ban’ on relatives at major works meeting

Residents at Oakland Court, in Worthing, West Sussex, were told that “friends, relatives and carers” could not attend a meeting next week to discuss major works at the site. The ban came from Fryzer Property Services, but has now been rescinded after indignant residents contacted Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation. We in turn referred the […]

‘If I fail to offend anyone, I will do it next time,’ Bottomley tells appalled LEASE conference

Leasehold sector insiders were aghast at the address given by Sir Peter Bottomley on Wednesday at the Leasehold Advisory Service “annual conference”. The event was packed with surveyors, valuers, lawyers and property managing agents paying £350 a head to attend what has until now been the most important trade show of the sector. Earlier housing […]

Bottomley tells BBC he will fight on for leaseholders

Sir Peter Bottomley, newly re-elected for Worthing West, told the BBC this morning that he will fight as hard as he can for leaseholders who have been ripped off. The interview on Brighton-based BBC Sussex also featured the retirement site Oakland Court where residents won a court case involving £137,000 paid in rent for the […]

Three MPs that are worth voting for if you are a leaseholder

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / LKP has no political affiliation, and our three MP patrons – Sir Peter Bottomley, Jim Fitzpatrick and Ed Davey – come from the three main political parties. The below explains what they have done for leaseholders: Sir Peter Bottomley (Conservative) represents Worthing West, which has a high number of […]