June 24, 2021

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Sebastian O’Kelly addresses the retirement property managers. Were you lynched? No, they agreed: leasehold ‘granny flats’ have no future

Not a single voice was uttered in favour of the leasehold volume retirement flat model at the annual conference of the Association of Retirement Housing Managers. The keynote speaker was Sebastian O’Kelly, joint trustee of LKP and director of BetterRetirementHousing.com, who said: “The era of knocking out “granny flats”, loading the leases with sneaky fees […]

Housing and Care 21: We’ve made a mess at Ashfield, so manage the site yourselves

Housing and Care 21 handed over the management to residents at Ashfield, a retirement site in Telford in Shropshire, after admitting that it had been badly run. For the past three months, the complex of 26 semi and detached bungalows with a community centre and flat above has been self-managed by the residents through a […]

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation: What we want

  The Campaign Against Retirement Leasehold Exploitation (Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation) exists to protect the elderly in leasehold flats and to help create a fair and healthy retirement housing market. It is part of the wider Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, which is a registered charity (registration above). Retirement leasehold is a sector with a poor […]

Re-energised LEASE annual conference 2015

A re-energised and confident Leasehold Advisory Service held its LEASE annual conference 2015 in central London last Wednesday. It was a gathering of some of the brightest – perhaps most socially engaged – of the players in the professional leasehold world: lawyers, surveyors, property tribunal judges, property managers. For the third time – and it […]

Quadrangle House residents seek to regain control of their RTM

The residents of Quadrangle House in Stratford east London last week chose a number of directors for their right to manage company. They were seeking to end the anomaly that the only director has been Dudley Joiner, owner of Team Property Management, which manages the site. His Right To Manage Federation, which is not a […]

Will Lord Best’s proposals produce a healthy retirement housing market …

… Or help perpetuate what is already wrong with it?   – Government should underwrite retirement flat purchases like Help To Buy scheme – There should not be any stamp duty when downsizing – Schemes where some service charges are deferred until a property is sold should be ‘made available more widely’ – Retirement accommodation offers huge savings over maintaining […]

ARMA tells Y and Y Management to mind its manners and hold its temper

ARMA’s regulatory panel announced on Friday June 27 that it had admonished Y and Y Management following a complaint over “intemperate and unprofessional language” to a leaseholder who visited its north London offices. A letter of admonishment has been sent to the company, headed by Joseph Gurvits, whose business partner is freeholder Israel Moskovitz. Both […]

Sunday Times covers retirement leasehold … and wants to hear from you

Today the Sunday Times has run an article on retirement leasehold, featuring issues at Elim Court in Plymouth. This site is involved in a marathon right to manage application against freeholder Avon Freeholds, owned by Israel Moskovitz. It is managed by Moskovitz’s business partner Joseph Gurvits, of Y and Y Management, which is a member […]

Devon pensioners humiliate Y and Y Management in tribunal ruling

London-based freeholder Israel Moskovitz and his business partner Joseph Gurvits must rue the day they snapped up at auction the freeholds of retirement sites in Devon. After a two-year legal marathon – which saw Moskovitz trying (and failing) to interest the Court of Appeal – Regent Court at last takes up its right to manage […]

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 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 […]

Prisk to Bottomley: what’s the evidence that the Leasehold Advisory Service is not ‘balanced’? Well, how about this for starters …

Housing Minister Mark Prisk has rounded on Sir Peter Bottomley to demand why he believes that the Leasehold Advisory Service in not ‘balanced’. Sir Peter, the Tory MP for Worthing West, made his comments in the Commons on April 16: “To have clever lawyers, some of whom will appear at LEASE—the Government-approved agency for giving […]