… why are these appeals taking so long?
Another success for Justin Bates: he has managed to delay No. 1 Deansgate – central Manchester’s most fancy residential address – from achieving right to manage for nearly two years.
Residents – who include footballers Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville, Corrie star Helen Worth and Take That singer Jason Orange – have spent £30-40,000 fighting the RTM action.
They finally won on November 22 after the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) threw out Bates’s objections.
Provided the freeholder, TRW Pensions, does not fight on to the Court of Appeal, the 82-flat building will achieve right to manage in 90 days.
“We are just so pleased that this is all over,” says Steve Birkbeck, for the residents. “It has taken us three years and hours of work to fight these people. The delay to hear this appeal is just scandalous.”
No.1 Deansgate is run for the pension fund by CBRE Global Investors, which decided, after careful consideration, to appoint itself in the form of CBRE Asset Management as managing agent.