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 Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / LKP they approached Pauline Jones, who organised the right to manage application.
Yesterday the Tchenguiz Family Trust withdrew its counter notices to the RTM notifications which means the RTM will take over management of the block on February 20 next year.
Unusually, the residents decided to employ directly the professionals required to achieve RTM, rather than engage a supposedly low cost right to manage facilitator that undertakes to pay all the legal bills.
This meant that they were in the driving seat of the process – and could hit the brakes at any point.
By controlling the litigation themselves they avoided the appalling dilemma faced by Elim Court in Plymouth, reported on LKP here
Having failed to obtain right to manage at tribunal and on appeal, the court action involving Elim Court is facing considerable legal costs from the freeholder, Israel Moskovitz’s Avon Freeholds.
The Right To Manage Federation, an RTM facilitator not a federation, undertook to pay all legal fees, but also wishes to fight on to the Court of Appeal.
LKP / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation has expressed its strong reservations about the wisdom of involving a retirement site in major-scale litigation, where the legal bills are open-ended.
At Metcalfe Court, the legal work was carried out by Margarita Madjirska-Mossop, of Mayfield Law, who was directly employed by the residents.
LKP / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation warmly congratulates the residents and Pauline Jones for seeing through this RTM.