UPDATE July 18: LEASE finally appears to have dropped the enterprises of controversial property manager Benjamin Mire from its professional directory – which are paid-for adverts.
Eight days after LEASE ruled that all advertising associated with controversial property manager Benjamin Mire be removed from the quango’s website, it is still there.
On July 8 LEASE chairman Deep Sagar was “asking my chief executive to expeditiously terminate LCL’s contracts (LEASE Conferences Ltd) with Trust Property Management (TPM), and Benjamin Mire Chartered Surveyors (BMCS) for listing on the practitioners’ directory”.
But either LEASE has again had an attack of the wobbles, or LEASE chief executive Anthony Essien has a very elastic interpretation of the word “expeditiously”.
The adverts are still on the LEASE website and can be seen here
Meanwhile, Sir Peter Bottomley has sent Mr Sagar a blunt reply to the good news that Mire was finally to be given the push:
“Mr Mire should not have held judicial office.
“Mr Mire/his business should not have behaved in a way that justified 24-34 adverse determinations.
“Such bad, unprofessional conduct should have had him struck off LEASE’s network without my intervention.
“How many might have suffered from him and his practice?
“Please confirm you have written or will write to the RICS, his professional body.”
LKP will shortly publish the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman report into the ELEVEN complaints about Mire that were received by the judicial authorities.