Tchenguiz PR man detonates Bottomley eruption during Queen’s Speech debate


Tchenguiz PR man named in Commons ‘Apology’ by obscure website to Vincent Tchenguiz read to MPs Sir Peter asks what was Tchenguiz’s role during the Peverel / Cirrus price fixing scandal? Tchenguiz freehold valuations questioned Why are huge loans issued against valuations ‘created from thin air’? Government should put pressure on professional standards bodies to […]

Cabinet minister celebrates Charter Quay ‘independence day’ as it breaks free from ‘monstrous companies’: Tchenguiz and Peverel


YouTube videos Charter Quay: the epic trailer Charter Quay with Ed Davey MP, Energy Secretary, speech   The residents of Charter Quay in Kingston were in full celebration yesterday having bought out the Tchenguiz interests at the site and sent the controversial freeholder packing. A 30-strong choir sang uplifting songs extolling freedom, bunting with the […]

Ombudsmen will help minor issues but are a ‘million miles’ from dealing with the complex legal acrimony in leasehold, says leading managing agent


The government’s decision to replace the Lords initiative to license managing agents in favour of compulsory membership of ombudsman schemes won’t help resolve real issues behind the acrimony in leasehold. This is the view of Rob Plumb (left), chief executive of HML Holdings, which is accredited to the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership. “The general consensus in […]

Dispatches reveals the cheating that lies at the heart of leasehold

The long awaited Dispatches documentary last night, Property Nightmare: The Truth About Leasehold, was an excellent and welcome overview on the issues facing leaseholders. The best part of it was the report on the plight of those leaseholders who have bought ex-local authority properties but where the block is still run by the council. Profligate, […]

Charter Quay: LVT’s devastating criticism of Tchenguiz/Peverel management

The LVT ruling in November 2011 is perhaps the most damning one ever made at an LVT.

Most critical LVT ruling ever made? This piece is a report of the staggering Leasehold Valuation Tribunal victory at Charter Quay in November 2011. It is the most devastating criticism of the Tchenguiz/ Peverel modus operandi to be aired and judged in open court. The full LVT ruling can be read here: CHARTER QUAY LVT […]

How you get scammed on insurance … with tips from LEASE!

It is a brilliant (not-so-little) earner and one that – astonishingly – isn’t illegal. Buy up residential freeholds, charge enormous commissions for arranging the insurance and pass the bill on to leaseholders, who – and this is the really brilliant bit – have no legal right whatsoever to find out what the commissions are. The […]

Charter Quay tops £500,000 after latest win over ‘rent for common areas’

The amount of money recovered by the Charter Quay residents has this week passed more than half a million pounds in cash. The bulk of this came from actions against companies owned by the Tchenguiz Family Trust. In the latest (and last) case more than £90,000 has been recovered from the landlord with the help […]

Lonely Shapps: the only one who doesn’t think there is a need for leasehold regulation

Grant Shapps, Housing Minister, does not think the leasehold racket needs cleaning up, in spite of unanimous agreement in the industry – let alone the 1.8 million leaseholders themselves   The body representing the most powerful interests in British property fully supports greater regulation of the leasehold sector – leaving Housing Minister Grant Shapps isolated […]

What part of ‘Go away!’ don’t you understand, Vincent?

Charter Quay, in Kingston, Surrey, has scored three crushing victories over Vincent Tchenguiz (and Peverel). The LVT ruling on November 22 last year may have been the most damning ever made at an LVT. January 26 2012: A large raspberry is likely to be blown in the face of Vincent Tchenguiz on February 4 when […]