I have just heard today that Block Managers Limited has been awarded accreditation status by the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership (LKP).
For those not in the know the LKP was founded by leaseholders who continue to campaign against leasehold exploitation in the industry by other managing agents. On the board is Melissa Briggs an active campaigner who is responsible for the CarlEX website and Sebastian O’Kelly a property journalist with the Mail on Sunday who has highlighted the actions of unscrupulous managing agents.
The LKP was set up to protect leaseholders in light of past and present Governments, refusing to regulate managing agents or change leasehold law. Already a number of managing agents and property developers have signed up.
Existing associations and trade bodies give guidelines and advice but do not enforce these guidelines the LKP does and will disqualify any accredited company who do not follow their rules and regulations.
Block Managers too would like to see changes in leasehold law if only to restore some faith in our industry but until such time we are not only proud to follow, but also agree with LKP’s rules and regulations.
At last some real protection for leaseholders!