Housing: Leasehold

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of developers selling on the leasehold of new-build homes to other companies; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

We do not collect data on the number of developers selling the freehold of a new build home to a third party. Our manifesto made clear that we will crack down on unfair practices in leasehold, and the Housing White Paper states we will promote fairness and transparency for leaseholders.

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