April 12, 2021

Pensioners face £150,000 fire safety bill at Cestrian Court, but McCarthy and Stone isn’t reponsible (nor is FirstPort)

Pensioners at Cestrian Court in Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, are looking at bills for £150,000 to put right historic build defects even though the site was only built by McCarthy and Stone in 2008. The building appears to have fire compartmentation defects in the loft. These were also cited as defects at Gibson Court, in Hinchley […]

My contingency fund fee on sale paid to modify these six-month old gates

The Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation reader “Fleeced” thinks contingency fund fees paid on sale are a rip-off and Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation is wrong not to oppose them. She bought and sold a flat after only six months and had to pay out her contingency fund contribution. Worse, it was needed to pay for […]