Martin Boyd is the chair of trustees at the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership. He is also chair of the enfranchised 243-flat Thames riverside, mixed use site Charter Quay, which is worth around £300 million
The ongoing tragedy that followed the Grenfell Tragedy
A report on the Building Safety Bill for those who do not want to read the 218-page bill, the 257-page explanatory note, the 106-page impact assessment or the other supporting documents and files.
Whatever protections from legal costs government gives, leases will ensure that they are taken away again …
Liam Spender is a Trustee of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership. Personally affected by the cladding scandal, Liam is a Solicitor-Advocate and Senior Associate at Velitor Law practising commercial litigation and arbitration in the City of London. Views in this article are personal and do not constitute legal advice. Liam is unable to take individual cases or to give legal advice to individuals.
March 2017: Justin Madders MP joined Katie Kendrick at a demonstration in the rain outside Redrow’s Ledsham Garden Village development in his Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency. It was the first demonstration by the newly formed National Leasehold Campaign and many subsequently followed. Long before the Competition and Markets Authority began its enforcement action over leasehold mis-selling with aggressive, doubling ground rents, the actions of LKP and the NLC had ensured that housebuilders abandoned the creation of leasehold houses.
The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership has been threatened with defamation proceedings by Canonbury Management for two articles published in 2012 and 2016.
Both concerned right to manage applications, a service provided by Canonbury Management, that were contested in the property tribunal. For both articles, LKP was in dialogue with Canonbury Management (Investment Technology Limited) and received responses.
For the 2012 article, this was a written statement provided by Canonbury Management’s own solicitors.