Hand over £100,000 house manager’s flat at retirement leasehold site and we will give you £10,000, say Peverel / Tchenguiz

Mere Court, Knutsford, is the latest leasehold retirement site where Peverel is offering £10,000 to residents if it can sell the house manager's flat

Residents at Mere Court in Cheshire have been offered a £10,000 donation to their contingency fund – provided they surrender their interest in the house manager’s flat. A meeting was held by Peverel at the 39-flat site last Friday (July 19) and the residents are now to be balloted on whether they wish to dispense […]

Ex-Israeli intelligence operatives settle dispute with Tchenguiz

The spectacle of Vincent Tchenguiz publicly falling out with his team of former Israeli intelligence operatives has come to an end, with the latter describing themselves as “very happy” with the settlement. Black Cube launched an action against Tchenguiz in the UK for £330,000 plus interest for work carried out for the tycoon following his […]

Small claims court exit fee battle fails … but it has cost Fairhold thousands

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Susan Wood (left) failed in her court struggle earlier this week to be reimbursed the £1,150 in exit fees paid when her late father’s retirement leasehold flat was sold in 2010. Wood, a long-standing activist with the Campaign Against Retirement Leasehold Exploitation (Carlex), argued that as the fee was for a service that was not […]

Grant Thornton had ‘direct interest’ in the Tchenguiz arrests, which should have been revealed

Vincent Tchenguiz at court, with his support team

Accountants Grant Thornton “had direct interest” in the arrest of Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz in March 2011 which should have been known about beforehand. This conclusion has been overlooked in the media coverage of yesterday’s High Court ruling into the debacle of the Serious Fraud Squad’s handling of the investigation. The judicial review into the […]

Baroness Hanham and Rupert Murdoch: spot the difference

One is parroting the non-policy of Grant Shapps, and the other has never met him or, if he has, asked no favours   By ‘Barrack-room Lawyer’ (As ARHM president Baroness Greengross defined OAP complainers in retirement flats with too much time on their hands) In last Monday’s House of Lords debate, initiated by Baroness Gardner […]

Lords debate leasehold reform

Both the Tchenguiz family and Peverel were named in a House of Lords debate yesterday on leasehold service charges. They were singled out by Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Conservative) – the only freeholders and managing agents named in the debate – when referring to landmark LVT settlements, including the £1 million pay-back to residents at […]

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 […]

Tchenguiz freeholds for sale

Everything must go: Tchenguiz to sell £3 billion portfolio Vincent Tchenguiz has put his 250,000 UK freeholds up for sale for £3 billion, and looks like he is struggling for a buyer. The largest property portfolio which has freeholds across the country, with 15,000 in London, has been offered to sovereign wealth funds. Now, the […]