“Freedom is the opportunity to choose”

“Freedom is the opportunity to choose”

TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

In 2002 McCarthy and Stone built Haven Court, a block of 58 retirement flats in Seaton. This offered the opportunity for people to own a new flat in a seaside town without having to worry about repairs, maintenance and looking after a garden. A resident House Manager would take care of all of this and there was an added advantage of social activities organised amongst the other residents.

What started out as a comfortable and stress free environment started to fall apart when the block of flats was sold to part of the Consensus Group, this Group also purchased the company responsible for managing the property, Peverel Management Services Limited. It was not long before the leaseholders started to see excessive increases in their service charge and the nominal rent that they had to pay for the resident managers flat. Fortunately legislation exists for leaseholders to take control of the management of their block by forming a Right to Manage Company.

Helped by Dudley Joiner of the Right to Manage Federation a Company was formed in July 2010, Peverel Management Services were removed as the managing agent and in December 2010 Kingsdale Group was appointed as the new managing agent.

Already Kingsdale Group are making significant savings on the management of Haven Court as well as providing full transparency of their charges. Leaseholders are saving £9,000 per annum for similar or better services than those they had previously received and everyone is now able to enjoy their retirement without the feeling of being constantly 'ripped off'

Bill Price. Director
Haven Court RTM Company

Haven Court

Seaton

Devon