Elim Court, a retirement site in Plymouth, learned today that it had won its epic battle for right to manage in the Court of Appeal against its landlord Israel Moskovitz. His Avon Freeholds Limited managed the site through Y and Y Management, run by business associate Joseph Gurvits. Y and Y is a management company […]
By Professor James Driscoll At last, some common sense in right to manage claims? Yesterday the Court of Appeal handed down a significant decision in a case called Elim Court RTM Company Ltd v Avon Freeholds ( EWCA Civ 89). It concerns a group of leaseholders living in a block of flats in Plymouth who want […]
A right to manage application for Terrys Mews, a block of 20 flats in York failed earlier this month owing to an error over the name of Peverel OM. The leaseholders, who were represented by Canonbury Management to handle the RTM, did not appear to know that Peverel OM is now called FirstPort. Proxima GR […]
– Tech savvy company manages large, complex, mixed-use sites right down to conversions of two flats – More than 450 RTMs completed for leaseholders The latest property management company to become accredited to LKP is Urban Owners, which is an acknowledged expert in gaining leaseholders the right to manage. It has carried out 450-500 RTMs […]
The Mail on Sunday personal finance section went over the issue of leaseholders exercising right to manage and buying the freehold yesterday. The article can be read here It referenced the LEASE survey that found that 57 per cent of leaseholders regretted buying their property. This is a figure quite unprecedented in other jurisdictions where […]
A plan to build a basement flat at the bottom of an expensive central London block features in the Daily Telegraph today. Forty five residents at Queen Court in Bloomsbury are furious at the proposals to transform the 1,975 square foot space with no natural light, apart from a few skylights, into a basement apartment. […]
(… which is what we have been saying all along) Ten months after the Triplerose decision in the Court of Appeal on multi-block RTMs, the Leasehold Advisory Service has issued its advice: don’t do anything. “The advice to the customers for now can only be to do nothing, unless the landlord starts any action of […]
Some right to manage facilitators are tying in leasehold blocks to management contracts that are hardly less draconian that the ones imposed on them by their freeholders. Members of the Leasehold Advisory Service stakeholders meeting last week were aghast to learn that some RTM facilitators, who may receive a commission, are signing up management companies […]
Written Answers – Department for Communities and Local Government: Right to Manage Companies (9 Dec 2015) http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2015-11-25.HL3932.h&s=speaker%3A13304#gHL3932.q0 Baroness Gardner of Parkes: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the issues involved in maintaining or improving leasehold properties under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, in particular in central London, where […]
The road to RTM After an embittered struggle with the Tchenguiz organisation – which also saw the involvement of two MPs – Metcalfe Court, in Romiley, in Cheshire, broke free and took over its right to manage last February. Below the RTM directors write to Carlex / LKP to share their experience with our readers. […]
LKP has been contacted by a number RTM sites worried about a letter which ominously warns “URGENT- YOUR RTM COMPANY MAY BE ILLEGAL”. If you have had one of these letters it may also warn in capital letters your RTM should “ACT NOW”. LKP would suggest you act with caution. Quoting some case and suggesting […]
UPDATED with analysis of the decision below Right to manage legislation is in chaos following Friday’s Court of Appeal decision to prevent RTM companies from managing more than one building at a site. The decision drives a hole through current RTM legislation and, in LKP’s view, can only be addressed with primary legislation. It means […]
The freeholder of Manchester’s prime No.1 Deansgate blinked first and dropped a Court of Appeal action to block a right to manage application. Residents at No.1 Deansgate, who include footballers Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville, Corrie star Helen Worth and Take That singer Jason Orange – have already spent £30,000 on the RTM marathon.
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 […]
LKP-accredited managing agent Pauline Jones, of Jones Associates in Macclesfield, has just taken the latest Peverel retirement site right to manage. Residents at Metcalfe Court, in Romiley in Cheshire, where the freeholder is the Tchenguiz Family Trust, had long standing issues with Peverel. On the prompting of Carlex / LKP they approached Pauline Jones, who […]
Carlex / 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 costs in the matter.