Sacked leasehold managing agent tries to silence critics

Below is an attempt by solicitors of a managing agent to stop leasehold residents from criticising a managing agent whose contract has been terminated. The document is interesting because it is the first time we have encountered an attempt to silence directors of a residents’ management company (RMC). The other prominent case where a confidentiality […]

Full LKP / Carlex briefing notes on leasehold for MPs

The following document was handed to MPs and Lords who attended the Carlex / LKP leasehold meeting at Westminster yesterday: From ‘legal torture’ to £1 million repayments to leaseholders A briefing by the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership and the Campaign Against Retirement Leasehold Exploitation- LKP/CARLEX. The meeting has been kindly hosted by Sir Peter Bottomley MP, […]

Bottomley demands meeting over leasehold with Housing Minister Mark Prisk after LKP / Carlex conference

Sir Peter Bottomley chairs meeting for leasehold reform at his Westminster offices this afternoon

Sir Peter Bottomley is to calling for an urgent meeting about leasehold issues with Housing Minister Mark Prisk, following the Leasehold Knowledge Partnerhsip / Carlex conference at Westminster this afternoon. “It is quite clear that pensioners and other leaseholders are facing serious issues and this need to be addressed,” Sir Peter told a gathering of […]

Speakers at next week’s MPs meeting on leasehold

The line-up of speakers at next Tuesday’s Leasehold Knowledge Partnership / Carlex  meeting at Westminster for MPs and Lords, which is being hosted by Sir Peter Bottomley (left), MP for Worthing West, has been finalised. They will include the authors of three key reports on leasehold which have been published this year. The event, which […]

After £11,500 Peverel victory, Strand Court dumps second managing agent

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In June Leasehold Knowledge Partnership and Carlex reported how former wartime squadron leader Eric Matthews, now aged 95, had won back £11,500 off Peverel in a brilliant Leasehold Valuation Tribunal victory over insurance and other commissions at Strand Court, in Rye, East Sussex. And last month Matthews was interviewed in the Channel Four Dispatches documentary […]

Exclusive report: A look at the new rules for the LVT

LKP looks at some of the key points in the proposed new rules for the replacement to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (LVT) which disappears next year. The LVT is to be reformed as part of a new “Property Chamber” (PC). A change in the administrative rules may not sound very exciting but the proposals under […]

ARMA and the myth of self regulation

“Success in a Consumer Focused Future” is the misleading title of today’s ARMA trade body conference exclusively for those working in the industry. Members have just watched a role out of the framework for it’s ARMA-Q project aimed to help continue “raising professional standards in the industry”. ARMA CEO Michelle Banks, who was appointed at […]

LKP organise leasehold briefing at the Houses of Parliament

Things have been quiet on the LKP site for a few weeks because we have been a little busy behind the scenes. LKP and the Campaign Against Retirement Leasehold Exploitation (Carlex) have been organising a briefing meeting on leasehold issues for both MP’s and Lord’s at the Houses of Parliament. The meeting is due to […]