… and instead of passing on complainants’ names to him, you can use mine!
Sir Peter Bottomley has told LEASE, the Leasehold Advisory Service, to stop taking money to advertise the company of Benjamin Mire, Trust Property Management.
Trust appears on the LEASE website in the professional directory.
LKP has established, with a freedom of information request, that managing agents pay up to £519.99 plus VAT to be promoted by LEASE.
This means commercial professional services appear on the quango’s website – and presumably are consulted by desperate leaseholders – solely because they are paying money to LEASE.
Mire, a chartered surveyor, is a controversial property manager who until he resigned his judicial appointment in July also sat as a panel member on the LVT.
Had he not resigned, he would have been sacked, according to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office.
This was “because he failed to observe the standards that could reasonably be expected of a judicial office holder and that this failing was sufficiently serious to justify his removal from office”. …