> That's just vile. I only hope that the attendant
> bad publicity will be enough to make them realise
> they've f'ed up.
Pull the other one.
Greendales IP LLC is registered at "The Corporation Trust Company, Corporation Trust Centre, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, New Castle Country, Delaware 1, United States of America". In other words, it's a brass plate in a tax haven. 'Bad publicity' won't touch it, much as it never touched the landowners (IIRC, Greendale Property, reg. in Isle or Man, ownership uncertain, but which has a controlling interest in Champion Hill Investments Ltd, which has many of the same directors as all the little Hadleys).
Moreover, Greendales IP LLC legally and properly registered "DHFC"
and "The Hamlet" on 17th October 2017, using the same firm of lawyers, so it's not as if this wasn't premeditated, or a rash lapse of judgement on either part. This is all very deliberate.
Whether Meadow knew about this isn't clear, though it does depend on who they're working for. Some of the previous owners of the land haven't been entirely straightforward (this
make interesting reading) and, as we don't who owns Greendale Property, we don't know they're not still the same people. Bankruptcy, suspicion of fraud and outright disappearance might suggest it's not but, judging by the City pages, those are no bar to a career as a 'wealth creator'.
However, it's wise to give them the benefit of the doubt. What happens next is anyone's guess. But Peter John, the Leader of our Council, appears to be up to the challenge, hinting at buying them out, and thus may find a way to rescue them. After all, he's done more than most to help Australian property developers, and the Isle of Man's much closer to home.