TODAY IS THE DAY – GROUND RENT CONSULTATION ENDS

The Governments Ground Rent Consultation closes TODAY. This is your FINAL reminder to complete the Ground Rent Consultation. This is the best opportunity we have had to make a HUGE change to the system that is rotten to the core. Some Leaseholders may feel their Ground Rent is the least of their problems when they face thousands of pounds unfair Service Charges BUT our campaigns aim to ABOLISH LEASEHOLD has never changed. Killing ground rents for EXISTING leaseholders would go a VERY LONG WAY to getting to our final destination. We have provided guidance below on how to do this. PEPPERCORN IS THE ONLY WAY AHEAD !! Don’t leave it… Read More

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THE LAW COMMISSIONS LONG AWAITED VALUATION REPORT HAS BEEN RELEASED……

The Law Commissions Valuation report is disappointing. The document made over 80 references to the Human Rights of Freeholders. Strong theme throughout, the question is is there hope for BOLD ACTION?

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CMA launch Investigation – A Momentous Day For Our Campaign

Today the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has formally launched an Investigation into potential breaches of consumer protection law in the leasehold housing market. This is a momentous day for leaseholders. The National Leasehold Campaign warmly welcomes today’s launch of the CMA investigation into the leasehold housing market. We will, of course, be happy to work with the CMA to give evidence to support their investigation. For thousands of hard-working families across England and Wales, their dreams of home ownership have turned into a living nightmare with onerous ground rents, stinging permission fees, rocketing service charges and that stomach churning, penny drop moment when you realise that you don’t own… Read More

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THE NATIONAL LEASEHOLD CAMPAIGN PLEDGE

As our Petition to Abolish Leasehold in the UK reaches over 27,500, the National Leasehold Campaign (NLC) have unveiled its Mayday Pledge to bring justice for the more than six million Brits trapped in what is widely tipped to be the next mis-selling scandal. As a not-for-profit organisation we have devised different pledges for developers, freeholders and local authorities to sign up to in the wake of the industries own pledge announced in March, which has been described by the NLC as being ‘as little as they think they can get away with’ “We have now created the NLC Mayday Pledge where we are calling on developers, freeholders and local… Read More

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It’s time for Government to take a much stronger stance and avoid being taken in like Little Red Riding Hood as the leasehold wolves dress up like Granny.

James Brokenshire announces industry pledge to crack down on toxic leasehold deals……. CLICK HERE TO READ ‘PLEDGE’ NLC have prepared the following repsonse to this pledge. Hot on the heels of the damning Select Committee Inquiry report into the leasehold scandal the developers and freeholders come out fighting like a wounded animal by signing a pledge to behave themselves. This exercise in style over substance demonstrates the increasing influence of the National Leasehold Campaign, with the Facebook Group now approaching 14,000 members. This pledge is the “as little as they think they can get away with” response that the NLC predicted when asked what we think developers and freeholders will… Read More

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NLC RESPONSE TO LEASEHOLD CONSULTATION.

NLC RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT’S LEASEHOLD REFORM CONSULTATION 26/11/2018 Implementing the ban on the unjustified use of leasehold in new build houses Q1: Do you have views on any further means to implement the ban on unjustified new residential long leases being granted on non-exempt houses? A1: Yes If you do, please explain: The NLC supports the ban on new leasehold houses but is concerned by the softening of language, introduction of proposed exemptions and the proposed cap on ground rents of £10. The previous Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, was unequivocal in his desire to ban leasehold houses and reduce ground rents to zero.… Read More

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