Leasehold Reform: Forfeiture Provisions - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:02 pm on 20 June 2022.

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Photo of Lord Campbell-Savours Lord Campbell-Savours Labour 3:02, 20 June 2022

My Lords, with vulnerable, low-income elderly groups in this highly inflationary period facing unaffordable, escalating service charges and possible loss or even forfeiture of their homes, why not promote or sponsor a national scheme for elderly leaseholders that rolls up service charges in the form of a debenture against property title—effectively a rising legal charge? The debenture holder would pay the service charge on behalf of the resident, and then claw back payments—interest-serviced or otherwise—on death or even before.