The site was completed 14 years ago and the developer will not hand over control of the RMC. We are an organised group and there are five of us willing to be directors. The developer is not responding to our correspondence. What can we do?
Probably this is best taken up by LKP, our MPs, the Secretary of State and the chief executive of the development company.
Not handing over the control of the RMC is a standard dodge among developers: they do not want leaseholders to get organised and start making them sort out expensive snagging issues.
Nobbling the RMC until they are safely out of the warranty period is a high priority. Similarly, the managers appointed – invariably the most developer-friendly leasehold sector stooges – also want to keep the leaseholders at bay because once they are in charge the likelihood is that they will be sacked.
Usually, political intervention does the trick, as with Taylor Wimpey London and with Bovis and Countrywide in Swindon.