Upper tribunal rejects second attempt at dumping £355,000 Virgin Active gym debt onto the leaseholders’ service charges at prime London Docklands site
Christodoulou’s Yianis Group also criticised for corporate restructuring to nobble section 24 court appointed management
Christodoulou’s insurance broker Reich, which is Financial Conduct Authority regulated, ordered to disclose spreadsheet showing any commissions baked into premiums following Communities Secretary Michael Gove ordering joint FCA / Competition and Markets Authority probe into spiraling leasehold insurance costs
Judge Martin Rodger QC dismayed by the billionaire freeholder’s ‘extremely unattractive’ approach to tribunal
Canary Riverside (left) occupies a prime site in the heart of the Canary Wharf district of London’s Docklands
Monte Carlo-based freeholder John Christodoulou suffered two reverses in his legal war of attrition at Canary Riverside last week and was rebuked by a judge for an “extremely unattractive” approach to tribunal proceedings.
Ted Baillieu, former Liberal party premier of Victoria, was co-chair of the Victorian Government’s Cladding Task Force (2017-2019). Last year he addressed the All-Party Parliamentary Group on leasehold and commonhold reform over the cladding crisis
There has been a good deal of heated debate on social media over preferred amendments to the Building Safety Bill, which ultimately will be decided by government ministers and officials.
LKP has long been hardened to the words of detractors, but it was a surprise to be criticised on Twitter, wrongly and unfairly, by Ted Baillieu, the former premier of Victoria in Australia, who co-headed the state’s cladding task force.
Lord Greenhalgh losing patience with housing associations on February 24
By Harry Scoffin
Last month, campaigners and Lord Greenhalgh turned the heat on housing associations with a highly critical report by End Our Cladding Scandal and a rare flash of anger from the minister ad-libbing in a parliamentary debate.
In Dereliction of Duty, published on February 20, End Our Cladding Scandal shed light on the plight of homeowners who really cannot afford the building safety crisis: the shared owner and housing association leaseholder, while over in the House of Lords later that week the minister tasked with getting the Building Safety Bill onto the statute books veered off script to argue that “polluting” social landlords must pay up as part of government’s new cost recovery mission.