Evan McKenzie, of the political science and law faculty of the University of Illinois, is an expert on US condominium structures. He addressed the APPG on 6 February 2023 and is seen flanked by Nigel Glen, left, then of the Association of Residential Managing Agents and now an executive with FirstPort, and Sir Peter Bottomley
How do you impose the sheer expense of carbon neutral enhancements to a block of flats to meet Net Zero targets?
Memo to Michael Gove: Is this an example the professional freehold-owning landlordism that anti-leasehold reform lobbyists have in mind?
Had all 436 leaseholders taken part in the action the pay-back would have been £479,000. Instead, it will be only £120,000 for those who participated in the court action
In the epic service charge challenge at St David’s Square, in London’s Docklands, mounted by Liam Spender (right), the tribunal gave the landlord a second chance to account for the costs of the door entry, intercom and electronic gates.
Retirement housing APPG, 27 March 2023: From left: Michael Voges, CEO of Association of Retirement Community Operators, Ben Rosewall, of Legal and General / Inspired Villages, Sir Peter Bottomley, LKP patron and co-chair of APPG on leasehold and commonhold reform, and Martin Boyd, chair of LKP
Report of APPG on retirement housing 27 March 2023
We thought scandals in retirement housing would be the downfall of the leasehold system, but that was before doubling ground rents and the Grenfell disaster
Speech by Sebastian O’Kelly, trustee LKP, to the APPG
When Martin Boyd (LKP chair) and I began this – he the chair of Charter Quay in Kingston, the most valuable enfranchised block of flats in the country; me, a national newspaper journalist – we always thought that it would be scandals in the retirement sector that would crack the leasehold system and make the unanswerable case for doing away with it.