Have you been affected by leasehold issues?
With a swell of public concern surrounding leasehold as a form of tenure, there's not better chance to get your voice heard, share your experiences and help make a difference.
August 17, 2017
When news broke recently that communities secretary Sajid Javid was to launch a consultation into the banning of leasehold new build houses our view was simple – this was a good first step but it was only that – a first step.
Further reaching leasehold reforms
The problems in the leasehold sector run much deeper than just new build houses. Indeed, this is just the tip of the iceberg. From the unscrupulous sale of freeholds without the leaseholders knowledge to the lack of regulation in the sector as a whole, there are a whole host of issues that need to be recognised – and put right.
Of course, in order for the problem to really be addressed we need to understand the scale of it. And that’s where you come in. The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership is conducting a survey in association with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Leasehold and Commonhold reform, and the Facebook group the “National Leasehold Campaign” to collect as much information about the leasehold issues at play in the UK as possible.
To share your views and help inform the wider public of what’s really happening fill out the survey here.
The government is also currently holding a consultation on tackling unfair practises in the leasehold market. You can share your views here before September 19th.
We’ll be submitting our own response shortly and we’d like to thank each and every one of you who have written to us sharing your story. We’ll continue to push for a wider reform and much needed change.
In the meantime, as always, if you have any questions or concerns about your leasehold property don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below or get in touch ate firstname.lastname@example.org.
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