Roger Southam, the controversial chairman of the Leasehold Advisory Service, told the BBC today that it was not the quango’s job to alert ministers to the leasehold houses scandal. Mr Southam said that LEASE was not a lobbying organisation and that it was tasked with giving impartial advice to all in the sector. Asked […]
BBC R4 You & Yours link Sir Peter Bottomley MP, patron of LKP, told the BBC today that the “scandal” of the Leasehold Advisory Service being packed with freeholder stooges needs to end. “The charity trustees of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership should be regarded as qualified to be on the board of the government advisory […]
The Taylor Wimpey ground rent scandal featured on BBC R4’s influential You & Yours programme yesterday. But its explanation that doubling ground rents compared to those linked to RPI amounted to “slightly less than 1% of the average sales value of the property” was dismissed as “not true”. The programme interviewed first-time buyer Clair Scott, […]
Housing association leasehold featured on the BBC Radio 4 consumer show You and Yours today … and LKP managed to make a case for commonhold as an alternative. Click here to listen at 18.20 minutes in The programme concerned Pam Pearson, a leaseholder whose flat was left cold and damp after a cavity wall outfit […]
The scandalous ground rent charges at Blythe Court featured on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme just before 1pm today. It can be heard here at 31.43 Leaseholders at the site were interviewed, including Kadian Kennelly, 32, and Patrick Majszyk, 32. Sir Peter Bottomley said he was still seeking explanation from the site’s […]
The influential BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours yesterday featured retirement leasehold. This is an area of “most concern” according to Douglas Cooper, of the Office of Fair Trading, which is carrying out an inquiry into leasehold management. The programme can be heard here and the item begins 46 minutes into the programme.