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Commonhold and Leasehold Act 2002

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Jacqui Lait Jacqui Lait Conservative, Beckenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultation his Department has undertaken with leaseholders on sections 152 and 153 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Act 2002 referring to statements of account in the last two years.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The latest consultation exercise on section 152 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (statement of account) took place in July 2007. Consultation exercises were carried out prior to this in November 1998, August 2000, and June 2004.

These exercises have informed the amendments to the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 which are contained in schedule 12 to the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

Consultation on section 153 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (Notice to accompany demands for service charges) last took place in August 2006. Prior to this consultation took place in October 2002 and June 2004. This provision came into force from 1 October 2007 and requires landlords to send a summary of tenants' rights and obligations relating to service charges with demands for service charges, to contain information prescribed in regulations.

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