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I am a leaseholder of one of the companies that Darren Pither from Gray`s inn Estates owns the freehold. The company is called Freehold Securities which some how got the freehold from Gray`s inn estates. There are lots of companies all connected in one umbrella and they move things around a bit. Another company controlled by them is called leasehold property management, they charge us rent. Lots of shifting around from company to company. My experience of being on the other end of their service can only be described as pure hell. One big never ending nightmare. I have lived in this property whom they have the freehold and during my living here which is more than 22 year they have not painted once. It has not been done for more 25 years. Despite the lease stating they have to fund in advance they refuse to do so. Clearly stating on more than one occasion their refusal of putting money in. No matter how many times I beg for action nothing comes. If you look under some sites where Mr Pither posts he talks of maximising profits to certain clients of his whom he advices on how to profit from freeholds or rents and insurance premiums. . A management agent he uses collects reserve charges and for nearly 15 years that was supposed to be ring fenced from every day to day spending. I just found out it was spent. Its all gone on on day to day spending. They spent money which they had no right to collect. They collected from us in advance for years. We just found out they should have collected in arrears. Its impossible to get our money back. All we get is excuses. It has been one big night mare for 22 years for me. A truly bad nightmare. I get no response none. I would recommend to all or any one interested in doing business with Gray inn estates to think again. I strongly suggest yo give this company and one of its Directors Darren Pither a very wide birth. Avoid at all costs......I had to give a star to review...actually they would get zero....if I was given my way...
Report this review By Colin Wood 10/12/2012
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