Rights of way over land are a constant source of dispute and, because the law relating to land is complex, such disputes all too frequently end up in avoidable court proceedings. A recent case heard by Bristol County Court was brought by a man who claimed...
The Government’s Housing White Paper ‘Fixing our broken housing market’, published in February 2017, highlighted the Government’s aim to improve consumer choice and fairness in the leasehold sector.
Its latest consultation paper entitled ‘Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market’ looks at a range of measures to tackle unfair and unreasonable abuses of leasehold; in particular the much publicised sale of new leasehold houses and onerous ground rents.
The paper also seeks views on excluding leaseholders from possession orders because of arrears of ground rent; views on freeholders being able to challenge service charges for mixed tenure estates with shared facilities and future issues in leasehold.
It marks the beginning of what I am certain will be the next long overdue round of leasehold reform.
For all advice on leasehold related matters contact Dominic Danvers on 020 3096 0823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.