Only one director of Quadrangle House RTM … and he is the property manager

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Residents at Quandrangle House in east London are furious that there is only one director of their right to manage company – and that’s the managing agent employed to run the place. The 102 new and converted flats at the Stratford site, formerly Peverel-managed, were taken to RTM by the Right To Manage Federation, headed […]

Retirement site loses right to manage appeal after three years. Now what’s the cost?

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Residents not informed of court decision of a month ago What are the freeholder’s legal costs? Right To Manage Federation has said it would pay Elim Court’s battle to break free of London freeholder Israel Moskovitz and his associate Joseph Gurvits has failed on appeal to the Upper Tribunal. The ruling on the right to […]

Can this possibly be good news?

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Barrister Justin Bates has been on the receiving end of the most indigestible flattery from managing agent and IRPM worthy Neil Maloney. On Twitter, the chartered surveyor praises Bates for his handiwork in right to manage applications – which habitually involves coming up with every legal impediment to thwart them. “Such a safe pair of […]

Brixton Hill Court wins right to manage after first effort cost £25,000

Brixton Hill Court has won right to manage, defeating a strong legal challenge by freeholder Springquote Limited

The residents of Brixton Hill Court have won their right to manage application after their first attempt saw them looking at legal costs of £42,000, subsequently reduced to around £25,000. The ruling is dated September 27, which means there is still a possibility of the freeholder appealing.

MPs call for all-party group on leasehold, and to stop right to manage being thwarted

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The Westminster meeting on Tuesday March 11 on right to manage organized by Leasehold Knowledge Partnership / Carlex saw an all-party group on leasehold becoming more likely. The move would certainly be backed by Sir Peter Bottomley, Conservative Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson and Robert Buckland, as well as Jim Fitzpatrick, Labour MP for Poplar and […]

Palgrave Gardens gives Peverel its marching orders

Palgrave Gardens, near Regents Park, in central London gave Peverel a one-year contract last year after obtaining right to manage. Now it has given the troubled property manager the boot

Another prime London site says goodbye to Peverel, a year after winning right to manage and allowing the property manager to show what it could achieve. That is: showing what it could achieve working for consumers, as opposed to getting business straight from the developers, or working for its former owner and giant freeholder Vincent […]

Barrister Justin Bates delays ANOTHER right to manage by nearly two years. Corrie and Man United stars among the ‘victims’

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… 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 […]

Israel Moskovitz fails – again – to appeal against the Regent Court right to manage

Regent Court in Plymouth, where London freeholder Israel Moskovitz has stalled the right to manage that the residents won in January 2012

An attempt by freeholder Israel Moskovitz to appeal against the granting of right to manage to Regent Court has been turned down by the Court of Appeal. Israel Moskovitz, who owns Avon Freeholds, applied for leave to appeal to the superior court after his appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) failed in August. Regent […]

Barrister Justin Bates fails to block right to manage on the grounds that leaseholders’ company name did not include ‘RTM’ in the title

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… but ‘flimsy’ legal cleverness still delays right to manage by 18 months! A few weeks ago freeholders’ barrister Justin Bates was back from holidays and raring to put the boot in the courts. But he has just fallen flat on his face. The recent decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in Fairhold Mercury Ltd […]

Right to manage guide

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If a block of flats is harmonious it ought to have a residents’ association and it should exercise right to manage as a matter of course. Otherwise the freeholder appoints his own man. So with a 5-10 per cent investment in a site compared with the value of all the leases, a freeholder makes all […]

Hopeless case on course to RTM …

This reader got in touch with Leasehold Knowledge Partnership just over a month ago and was utterly convinced organising RTM in her block of six – where she is the only leaseholder resident – was a hopeless cause. She is now being assisted by Paula Twist of Urban Living Property Management – perhaps the Leasehold […]

The Right To Manage Federation chalks up its 28th leasehold RTM success in central London … as it fights epic Plymouth RTM duel in the Land Tribunal

Riverside Plaza, in Battersea, is 28th RTM success in central London for the Right To Manage Federation

LKP has learned that the Right To Manage Federation has achieved its 28th leasehold RTM success in central London on the same day that it fights to free a Plymouth retirement development in the Land Tribunal. After an inexplicable – and scandalous – hold-up of 14 months, the right to manage at Regent Court finally comes […]

Why does it take 60% of leasehold residents to create a tenants’ association – and only 30% of his constituency to elect Housing Minister Mark Prisk?

The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership is strongly urging Housing Minister Mark Prisk (right) to change the rules to recognise tenants’ associations, as leasehold residents’ associations are formally known in law. At present they can only be set up when 60 per cent of the residents ask for one to be recognised by their freeholder. This is a […]

Sorry leasehold right to manage is ‘somewhat daunting’ says junior minister … but I’m not going to do a thing about it

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Junior minister Don Foster (left) has defended his remark that the elderly and the vulnerable find exercising leasehold right to manage as “somewhat daunting”, which some leasehold residents find somewhat insulting. Foster, who was made a parliamentary under secretary of state for the Department for Communities and Local Government in September 2012, says: “As this […]

Tory MP backs pensioners in leasehold right to manage dispute

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Tory MP Oliver Colvile (right) yesterday pledged his support to the two leasehold retirement developments in Plymouth that are locked in leasehold right to manage disputes with their freeholder. At two packed meetings at Elim Court and Regent Court in his  Sutton and Devonport constituency, Colvile told the residents that he would support them in […]

Only 4,365 leasehold ‘right to manage’ companies since 2003, claims academic

A study of leasehold right to manage companies reveals that there have been only 4,365 right to manage companies formed since 2003. Paul Walentowicz, senior lecturer in housing at the Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, used a freedom of information request to obtain from Companies House the number of companies with ‘right to manage’ or […]