Right to manage in chaos after Court of Appeal decision


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 […]

No.1 Deansgate wins epic RTM battle, as freeholder throws in the towel at the Court of Appeal


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.

Quadrangle House residents seek to regain control of their RTM


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 managing agent Jones Associates wins right to manage for retirement site


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 […]

Should the RTMF be taking the Elim Court battle for right to manage to the Court of Appeal?


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.

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


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?


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?


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


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’

Penthouse for sale at No 1 Deansgate for £1.2 million, but other properties are much cheaper

… 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


… 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


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 […]