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Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market - a consultation paper

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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.

Click here to read the consultation paper.

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 dominic.danvers@haroldbenjamin.com.