The collapse of Carillion

By RRPaiceCo

There are many reasons that led to Carillion’s descent from profit warning to liquidation in January 2018. But many question how this was allowed to happen to a key government contractor that built and maintained essential public sector services such as prisons, hospitals, schools and even power stations throughout the UK. When Carillion ceased trading it…

Ground Rents & Agents

By RRPaiceCo

The problems of escalating ground rents and letting agents fees have been in the news recently and there is to be a housing white paper which promises reforms to improve consumer choice and fairness in leasehold. It has now been announced that the sale of houses on long leases will be banned and ground rents…

Repercussions from Grenfell tragedy

By RRPaiceCo

It is now more than six months since the Grenfell Tower fire of 14 June 2017. This has led to reassessment of the fire risk of cladding to high rise buildings, many of which are residential. There have been reports in the papers and on the news of lessees facing payment liabilities for fire wardens…