Unfair leasehold practice — consultation within the industry


There has been much commentary on this consultation– particularly between investors and developers. The government announced proposals that;

  • The majority of new-build houses are to be sold as freehold and ground rent for new leasehold houses is to be capped at just £10.
  • There will be new measures to make it easier for leaseholders to get tenant associations formally recognised and protect consumer interests and
  • There should be a continuing push on making the property market fairer including a crackdown on rogue landlords and ending unfair charges for tenants.

Feedback from the consultation is now being analysed. Further announcements are expected in the new year – although the Government seems fairly distracted on other matters at the moment.

Laura Severn - About Author

Laura Severn - About Author

Laura has worked within the property management industry for quite a few years now and loves seeing it develop and grow. Over the years she has developed and managed arrears collection teams for service charge and ground rent arrears, and advised on many property management issues and service charge dispute cases. Laura's email address is laura.severn@lmp-law.com.

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