Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 24th March 2023.
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to abolish the system of lease holding.
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps his Department has taken to protect the rights of leaseholders.
The Secretary of State set out, in the House, his intention to bring the 'outdated and feudal' tenure of leasehold to an end. The Government wishes to extend the benefits of freehold ownership to more homeowners.
That is why we have committed to end the sale of new leasehold houses, and to reinvigorate commonhold so it can finally be a genuine alternative to leasehold; it is why we have banned the charging of ground rent in new leases which takes away that incentive to build leasehold; and it is why we will make it easier for leaseholders to purchase the freehold of their building, and take control of their building management, by enhancing enfranchisement and the Right to Manage.
Yes0 people think so
No5 people think not
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