Commonhold and Leasehold: Reform

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 19th October 2020.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2020 to Question 22054, what his timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals on leasehold and commonhold reform.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for homeowners and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service. We are taking forward a comprehensive programme of reform to end unfair practices in the leasehold market.

In January this year the Law Commission published the first of four reports, on the valuation aspects of enfranchisement, and on 21 July on the remaining aspects of enfranchisement as well as Commonhold and Right to Manage. We will consider all their recommendations carefully and respond in due course.

Details can be found here: https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/residential-leasehold-and-commonhold/.

Given the impact of Covid-19 on the legislative agenda, we will bring forward leasehold legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows.

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