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Fresh Start Living
Fresh Start Living FreshStart Living Property Investment Swinton,Salford,Manchester, Nationwide
13th of Jun, 2011 by User391892

1. We reserved a unit in Bispham house and also other sites Dalton Street. 2. They messed us around with the car parking spaces form Day 1 saying that some were available and then weren't . We never got our reservation fee back for the one they said we have but then did not. They ignore all of our phone calls and emails all of the time. They own us thousands. 3. My friend bought an apartment in Bispham house and on the video on their website they make out as it is all luxurious and hunky dory, but they only show you the show unit! Their is no management at all in the building and no maintenance or cleaning or the communal areas or upkeep. The finish looks good until you get up and close and you see everything has been done on the cheap! My friend bought to rent out but cannot but whenever a prospective tenant goes round they see what a complete tip it is and she cannot sell it either as this building has a terrible reputation as well in the area. No one will touch it. 4. When you exchange contracts with them, the exchange money is given to Fresh Start Living and not held with the solicitor which is should be. We were so naive at the time and though this was fine then we found out afterwards that this is VERY unusual and frowned upon by solicitors and other developers. Also they register each development in a different company name so they can literally just close the company down and we have all lost our exchange money! If they were honestly going to build them and they are cash rich like they always say they are, then why do they need our exchange monies and it not being held with the solicitor. I really think they will close the companies down and the money will be lsot and I have tried to get it back but they ignore all of my emails and calls. I am speaking to my solicitor and thinking about taking them to court 5. I found out with a little digging on some sites that they don't actually own the buildings but still sell them! I don't know how they can get away with this to be honest. 6. I was going to invest in their student development in Manchester untl I showed it to a friend who had had a boyfriend sho had stayed there about 20 years ago when she went to Manchester uni and she said it is like an absolute prison there, little light and a disgrace inside. They has said they can renovate it in less than a year but my friend who is an architect said its at least 2-3 years and again the rental guarantee is backed by a shell company so you have no protection there and they want lots of money up front. I wish we never heard of Fresh Start living
I hope that you appreciate it as i would hate anyone to make the same mistake we did
Comments
3967 days ago by Killer Be
please read this

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?308318-FreshStart-Living-Fresh-Start-Livin
3966 days ago by Callana
http://propertytribes.ning.com/forum/topics/freshstart-living-or-fresh

http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=205
http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=246
http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=245
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chek_Whyte

A bigger picture is arising.

Madison Court, the property promoted by Freshstart Living used to be called Rose Hill and Churchill Court when it was owned by Chek Whyte - yes - that is the same Chek Whyte (Real Name : Anthony Beardsley) who was on the C4 programme "The Secret Millionaire" - he since went bankrupt, for the second or third time owing yet more millions.
Wrightchoice Developments Ltd is now in liquidation owing more than £4million and Andrew Camilleri is now bankrupt owing over £5million.
Surely the authorities should be looking into all of this to prevent yet more investors losing their money?
3964 days ago by Callana
Another “character” who needs close examination is Andrew Camilleri and his company Freshstart Living. Taking deposits for future “developments”. Has a history of bumping companies, disappearing and then popping up again. Take a look at this (it is unbelievable) -

See entry number 4 on this list of “a selection of the most promising young director-shareholders from the North West property community under the age of 40? published on the placenorthwest website;

http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/future-dynamic-the-young-ones-to-watch.html

“Andrew Camilleri / 31 / Fresh Start Living / Residential development / Swinton
Fresh Start, formed in 2008, specialises in refurbishing unwanted tower blocks disposed of by local authorities. In May the company signed a partnership with Chinese online property broker SouFun Holdings to boost buy-to-let investment sales. Fresh Start’s assets include Trafford Press, Madison Court in Salford and Bispham House in Liverpool. Camilleri entered property investment, following his father’s example, at the age of 16 and claims to have a portfolio valued at £50m.”

Worth £50m? May be someone should tell them he is BANKRUPT;

http://www.insolvency.gov.uk/eiir/IIRCaseIndivDetail.asp?CaseId=700103041&IndivNo=700224159&Court=SALF&OfficeID=600000075&CaseType=B

Where are the authorities (SFO) FSA OFT etc on this one?
3950 days ago by Wariner
Thanks to everyone for the information.
Been considering an investment with FSL in Greenock (Waterfront Campus). A little due diligence has revealed the following. FSL are currently selling student pods in Greenock. However they have not yet purchased the property and it is still for sale through Knight Frank (you can check this on their commercial website). Solicitors have apparently been instructed but NO deal has yet been struck. Which means another buyer could still surface and purchase the property from under the very noses of the individual purchasers of the pods. I wonder how easy it would be to get our money back if this should happen, given the info previously posted about the directors.
Also, the pods are advertised by FSL as ready for occupation next month with the new student intake but this is clearly not going to be possible as work in preparing the rooms has not yet begun, nor can it until the sale is completed.
Interested to know if anyone has bought a pod in Greenock and what their due diligence has revealed.
3947 days ago by Joe E
Freshstart Living / Fresh Start Living Limited / Wrightchoice Developments Ltd

Have you had dealings with Freshstart Living Limited, Phillip Wright, Andrew Camilleri, Alan Pierce?

Researcher seeks any information.

Investors/Tenants/Suppliers/Trading Partners.

Customer experiences, from staff, past or present appreciated.

All responses treated in confidence.


To: [email protected]
3921 days ago by Ss2322
A google search today brings up this;

Fresh Start Living Ltd / Freshstart Living Property / PUBLIC NOTICE

The following is an up to date reproduction of the registered judgments against the company Fresh Start Living Limited as at 30 August 2011 from Register of Court Judgments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PrLog (Press Release) - Aug 30, 2011 - The following is an up to date reproduction of the registered judgments against the company Fresh Start Living Limited as at 30 August 2011 from Register of Court Judgments

Detailed Report for : FRESH START LIVING LIMITED

England and Wales Orders & Judgments

Name Court Name Case No. Date Amount Status
FRESH START LIVING LIMITED NORTHAMPTON CCBC 1XH71892 19/08/11

£8, 485 Unsatisfied Judgment

OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, SWINTON, LANCASHIRE, M27 8FF

FRESH START LIVING LIMITED NORTHAMPTON CCBC 1XJ14674 13/07/11

£18, 606 Unsatisfied Judgment

2ND FLOOR, OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, MANCHESTER, M27 8FF
3918 days ago by Pointedpier
UNPAID DEBTS OF ONE OF FRESH START LIVING DIRECTORS (PHILIP WRIGHT) OTHER COMPANIES

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0QZ31856 10/01/11 £200
Unsatisfied Judgment
PO BOX 437, MANCHESTER, M28 8AX

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0QZ31868 10/01/11 £484 Unsatisfied Judgment
PO BOX 437, MANCHESTER, M28 8AX

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0QZ27076 12/12/10 £1, 190 Unsatisfied Judgment
61 MOORFIELD ROAD, SALFORD, MANCHESTER, M6 7EY

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD SALFORD 0IR00512 02/12/10 £4, 795 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, SWINTON, MANCHESTER, M27 8FU

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED SALFORD 0IR00944 02/12/10 £3, 597 Unsatisfied Judgment
R/O GRIFIN COURT, 201 CHAPEL STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 5EQ

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD BRISTOL 0BS04600 25/11/10 £10, 467 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT CLIFTON TECH PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, CLIFTON SWINTON, MANCHESTER, LANCS, M27 8FF

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED STOCKPORT 0SK04759 23/11/10 £79, 874 Unsatisfied Judgment
GRIFFIN COURT, 201 CHAPEL STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 5EQ

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0XJ28273 21/11/10 £2, 513 Unsatisfied Judgment
2ND FLOOR, OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, SALFORD, M27 8FF

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD DEWSBURY 0DW01219 17/11/10 £6, 418 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, SWINTON, MANCHESTER, M27 8FF

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD MANCHESTER 0MA26462 16/11/10 £9, 018 Unsatisfied Judgment
PO BOX 437, MANCHESTER, M28 8AX

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED WALSALL 0WJ81191 12/11/10 £4, 392 Unsatisfied Judgment
PO BOX 437, MANCHESTER, M28 8AX

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0QZ14326 09/11/10 £11, 199 Unsatisfied Judgment
CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, CLIFTON, MANCHESTER, M27 8FF

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0XJ26452 07/11/10 £1, 057 Unsatisfied Judgment
61 MOORFIELD ROAD, SALFORD, MANCHESTER, M6 7EY
2 September 2011 12:55
Anonymous said...
WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD READING 0QZ06846 04/11/10 £2, 688 Unsatisfied Judgment
PO BOX 437, MANCHESTER, M28 8AX

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0XJ26432 31/10/10 £1, 172 Unsatisfied Judgment
61 MOORFIELD ROAD, SALFORD, MANCHESTER, M6 7EY

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED ROTHERHAM 0RT01531 29/10/10 £6, 047 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, SWINTON, MANCHESTER, M27 8FF

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED MANCHESTER 0MA25995 29/10/10 £668 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, SWINTON, MANCHESTER, M27 8FF

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0XJ16664 28/10/10 £924 Unsatisfied Judgment
61 MOORFIELD ROAD, SALFORD, MANCHESTER, M6 7EY

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED BIRMINGHAM 0BM10780 25/10/10 £17, 807 Unsatisfied Judgment
201 CHAPEL STREET, EDGBASTON, BIRMINGHAM, B15 1QZ

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0QZ14963 20/10/10 £21, 142 Unsatisfied Judgment
GRIFFIN COURT, 201 CHAPEL STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 5EQ

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD KINGS LYNN 0JS45625 15/10/10 £2, 058 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, CLIFTON, M27 8FF

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0XI80074 13/10/10 £1, 798 Unsatisfied Judgment
GRIFFIN COURT, 201 CHAPEL STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 5EQ

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED NORTHAMPTON CCBC 0XJ22552 30/09/10 £12, 427 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, MANCHESTER, M27 8FF

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD LIVERPOOL 0LV24875 09/08/10 £4, 004 Unsatisfied Judgment
PO BOX 437, MANCHESTER, M28 8AX

WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENTS LTD SALFORD 0QT34203 19/07/10 £15, 472 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT, CLIFTON TECH PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, MANCHESTER, M27 8FF

* WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENT LTD LINCOLN 0LN02452 27/10/10 £4, 206 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, SWINTON, MANCHESTER, M27 8FF

* WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENT LTD BOLTON 0BL02329 25/10/10 £2, 466 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK CROFT, CLIFTON BUSINESS PARK, WYNNE AVENUE, MANCHESTER, M27 8FF

* WRIGHTCHOICE DEVELOPMENT LTD MANCHESTER 0MA50078 09/09/10 £7, 314 Unsatisfied Judgment
OAK COURT, CLIFTON TECH PARK, WYNNE AVE, CLIFTON, SWINTON, M27 8FF
3917 days ago by Ssmads,
posting this in public domain

Fresh Start Living Limited Credit Report
Today's risk score: 1 : Caution. High Risk Potential.

Based on standard Companies House filing requirements the latest accounts were late in being filed.


the link : bit.ly/o5D3Y6

Actual Company Accounts
the link : bit.ly/qmF4D5
3916 days ago by Goaldigger.
Just seen this on the Internet

The company registration details on the "Contact Us" page of the website for Fresh Start Living Limited have now been removed;

"UK Registered Company 6816500"

This information is required by law.

As they have loads of different companies called fresh start living
how are you supposed to know who you are dealing with?
3881 days ago by Saff
We've bought a number of student accommodation in Manchester, they have tried 3 times to make us complete even though the properties were unfinished.

They've backed us into a corner by threatening to pull the desk and keeping our money as breach of contract, our solicitors have told us that although they ate in breach, it would take us a king time to sue them.

My warning to potential buyers us BEWARE! I regret doing business with them, and will sell ASAP.
3850 days ago by Oyster
Anybody who is also a victim of FeshStart Living Ltd. or knows someone who is a victim of Fresh Start Living Ltd. or even if you know some more dark secrets behind their dealings, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] . Please describe your stories and if you can provide your name, address and contact number, it will be really helpful. Many thanks!
3839 days ago by 787667
Mark Foxwell : Mail on Sunday wrote a piece about Freshstart Living. He may be able to help victims;

[email protected]
[email protected]
3794 days ago by Capronyl
Spot the difference?

How many properties do Freshstart Living claim as “on target to sell by the end of our financial year” –

2, 000?, 3, 000?, 100, 000?


FreshStart Living to float on AIM
“The business, which has completed a string of acquisitions this year, is on target to sell 3, 000 units in the financial year to December 31 2011.
Manchester Evening News : September 29, 2011


FreshStart Living rapped by ASA
“FreshStart Living has sold 1, 400 properties since the start of our financial year in April and is on target to sell 2, 000 by the end of our financial year 2011-12.
Manchester Evening News : December 30, 2011
3783 days ago by Investor.
Hi, I purchased a student pod in Montgomery House, first FSl did not comply with payment plan, for which I have to sell my car and other things to pay them to complete. than they said rent will be paid from a date which was not justified and now they are not paying rent. If anyone is also not receiving rent please contact me as we need majority of lessee to oust them from the management legally.
3783 days ago by Investor.
Hi, I purchased a student pod in Montgomery House, first FSl did not comply with payment plan, for which I have to sell my car and other things to pay them to complete. than they said rent will be paid from a date which was not justified and now they are not paying rent. If anyone is also not receiving rent please contact me as we need majority of lessee to oust them from the management legally.

contact me [email protected].com
3756 days ago by Real12432
New BBC 1 series “The Legalizer” has just gone into production and aims to show consumers how they can fight for their rights, through the courts if necessary. If you’re feeling cheated, ripped off or badly treated the producers want to hear from you.

“The Legalizer” is presented by a highly qualified barrister who will use his knowledge of the justice system to show citizens that they are not helpless and can use the law to resolve things for themselves.

The series aims to show viewers how the Small Claims Court process works and how they can get justice for themselves. Fulcrum TV, the producers, say they’d like to hear from people who feel that they are out of pocket through no fault of their own and want to take the matter further:

“We’re looking for people who feel they’ve been badly treated and want redress. They may have tried to return faulty goods and been refused or paid for a service that was never delivered”. But it’s not just goods and services that The Legalizer will investigate “we’ll be looking into variety of cases, particularly where vulnerable people have been taken advantage of or where the elderly have been pressured into buying things they just don’t need”.

If you, a friend or a relative feel you’ve been cheated or ripped off or you think you’ve tried everything to solve a problem but with no joy then contact “The Legalizer.” Tel: 020 3372 8521 Email: [email protected] Write: The Legalizer, Fulcrum Television, 14 Bowden Street, London SE11 4DS
3751 days ago by Rosa Wang
I am from China, and many Chinese investors were cheated!!!

I paid reservation fee for five student units in Nottingham last July, but last month, in January, their sales Steve, called me and told me that they could not finish the work and asked me to change to another project. I found that is suspicious and refused to change. This Monday, 13 Feb., I went to their office together with an agent from China, they sold student rooms for FreshStart, there I found out they even don't own the property, and neither do they have the planning permision. I found out they are cheating.

I asked the sales director, Paul Walker, to return me my money, but he refused. I have contacted the General Consulate of China in Manchester and they will give support to me if I sue them. And I will go to police station in Manchester city centre today, together with other vitim.

If anyboey want to join us to sue them, or, if you know somebody who were also cheated by this company, would you please / ask them to contact me ? The more people join in, the more influence this issue can make, the less people will be cheated.

My e-mail address is: [email protected] I will stay in the Uk till 22nd Feb., and my mobile here is 0755 705 7930 .
3749 days ago by User36189
CEO
Charles Cunningham, Radwell Grange, Radwell, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5EU,
email -- [email protected]

http://www.freshstartliving.com/charlie-cunningham-bio.php
3733 days ago by Choppers12
Has anyone exchanged contracts with FSL and then had the deal pulled out ? This has recently happened to us with very little explanation .. we have no idea if they will keep to their word and refund us, we have also incurred many other fees as you would expect at this stage. Will keep posting any news of this 'non' transaction on this and other forums.
3732 days ago by Beckett121
Like many others here, I foolishly paid £5ooo for a reservation. I have now read all the literature concerning this company and do not wish to proceed to contract even though the Company are pressing me.

Is there any way I can retrieve my ‘reservation’ money. I do not mind paying the £1000 administration but £5000 is too much and my solicitor informs me that this have been placed into ‘a protected pool’ rather than direct into FSL’s account.

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