Leasehold and Commonhold Reform — [Albert Owen in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:16 pm on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley 4:16 pm, 2nd October 2019

During a recent Backbench Business Committee debate on the Floor of the House, my hon. Friend Justin Madders and others raised the problem of people who had bought new properties in the north-west with leasehold arrangements that, to be frank, are a rip-off. At that point, the body language of the Minister—great champion of free enterprise that she is—conveyed her recognition that we had a case. Will she agree to meet a small delegation to discuss what can be done? The developers involved, in particular Redrow in my constituency, are completely unwilling to discuss the rights and decencies due to our residents.