The NLC commissioned a digital advertising van to bring the voices of leaseholders to the three main party conferences. Raising awareness of many leasehold issues including the building safety crisis, the van toured the areas close to the conference venues with a series of stunning visuals to highlight the plight of the millions of leaseholders across England and Wales. NLC founder and spokeswoman Katie Kendrick, a children’s nurse from Ellesmere Port said: Leasehold reform is a cross-party issue and needs to be a priority for all political parties. The Labour party clearly gets how many important votes are up for grabs on this issue, with Angela Rayner including it in… Read MoreContinue Reading
Government have announced the biggest reform to English property law in 40 yrs but the devil will be in the detail ……..
Will this really end the Leasehold Scandal ?
Two weeks after the King’s Speech, the long awaited Leasehold & Freehold reform bill will enter parliament Bill to amend the rights of tenants under long residential leases to acquire the freeholds of their houses, to extend the leases of their houses or flats, and to collectively enfranchise or manage the buildings containing their flats, to give such tenants the right to reduce the rent payable under their leases to A PEPPERCORN, to regulate charges and costs payable by residential tenants, to regulate residential estate management and to regulate rentcharges. Leasehold & Freehold Reform Bill We have been repeatedly promised leasehold reforms for many years but this momentous moment can… Read MoreContinue Reading
NLC launches ‘Leasehold is NOT Home Ownership‘ London Bus Campaign. We have commissioned 40 London buses around Westminster to spread our message and raise awareness. The initiative will be seen on the back of London buses circulating the capital for the next month. Katie Kendrick, founder of the NLC states “Following the King’s Speech, which announced the up and coming Leasehold and Freehold Bill, we really are at a crucial time in the campaign. This is no time for consultation fatigue, we urge all leaseholders to complete the governments new consultation on restricting ground rent for existing leases. The NLC is urging all existing ground rents are set at a… Read MoreContinue Reading
Martina Lees (Journalist from The Times) has been giving Leaseholders a voice for many years. Her coverage of the Building Safety Crisis and the Leasehold Scandal has been outstanding. In today’s Sunday Times, Martina tells the NLC story of how we met and some of the challenges we have faced along the way. The article can be found here : https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/25e2f920-3220-11ee-848f-deeb3414ce27?shareToken=278879edcaba6116809490ed31b1f4d4 Fleecehold The Play was written by Michele Sheldon. She has done an amazing job of telling our story. It’s not too late to book your tickets for Camden Fringe this weekend. Thank you for all of your support over the past 6.5 years. “Together we are stronger” Please join… Read MoreContinue Reading
WRITTEN BY SUE PHILLIPS (FCCA) – Founder of Shared Ownership Resources launched in 2021 A group of MPS – the Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (LUHC) Committee – has launched an inquiry into shared ownership. They’re interested to know whether shared ownership lives up to the promises made for it. Is it a realistic pathway to full home ownership? Is it affordable? Do shared owners face challenges selling on? Clive Betts, the Chair of the Committee, says: “We want to explore whether shared ownership is providing the right answer for those people locked out of traditional home ownership and who are hit by rocketing private rents.” The LUHC Committee has published… Read MoreContinue Reading
Katie, Jo & Cath would love to invite you to watch ‘Fleecehold’ The Play. A dark political comedy based on the true story of three working mums from the North-West of England who took on the Government, powerful developers, and freeholders to bring about leasehold reform. There is nothing funny about being trapped in a leasehold property, but the feudal system is so ridiculous, you won’t believe what managing agents, freeholders and investment companies get away with when looking for more and more income streams. Welcome to Fleecehold, the ever-greedy monster of extreme capitalism, who brings financial and mental health misery to millions of leaseholders in England and Wales under… Read MoreContinue Reading
We are at a CRITICAL point in our campaign. Some people may think the Leasehold Scandal is over but we know different, but does your MP? We NEED as many leaseholders as possible to write to their MP’s to keep Leasehold at the top of the political agenda. It is an outstanding matter for ALL MP’s that they have to sort. The Kings Speech provides government with an opportunity to highlight its priorities for the months ahead. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE LEASEHOLD REFORM IS IN THAT SPEECH ! Writing to your MP can be a great way for them to hear about your Leasehold concerns and take steps to… Read MoreContinue Reading
A fellow leaseholder has started this petition. We are calling for ALL leaseholders to sign & share this petition. We must stick together to ensure Leasehold stays on the political agenda. We can not afford to go quiet. There is currently 16,539 signatures on this petition. There should be a lot more than this. Please don’t give up, ACT NOW ! Click on the link below https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/608589?fbclid=IwAR09tOkmYiwsLhpUoQeBKMkIoJhc0-vdLc15tr45lF3OBiMPMxc2fyLUOE8 This petition calls for the Government to Extend the Leasehold Reform Act to ground rent on existing residential leases. Prior to the Leasehold Reform Act, the freeholders could set ground rent at whatever amount they chose. New protections do not extend to existing… Read MoreContinue Reading
Their response when approached by the journalist for a comment was …. “GET LOST !” The full article published in the Mirror can be found below https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/priti-patels-landlord-parents-overpriced-26959507 Katie Kendrick, founder of the National Leasehold Campaign, told the Mirror: “In this situation the leaseholder was left with no other option and was forced to a tribunal to challenge the premium.The process of challenging at tribunal is daunting, stressful and costly for leaseholders as their legal fees mount up.” The full FTT ruling can be found here And it would appear the Patels are not the only ones taking advantage of the feudal archaic leasehold system for their own financial gain.Continue Reading
THIS IS A CRITICAL TIME IN OUR CAMPAIGN. WE MUST GALVANISE LEASEHOLDERS TO JOIN IN WITH THIS MASS EMAIL EVENT ON MONDAY 23RD MAY AT 9AM. All you need to do is send a copy of the NLC email (as per template below) to your MP on Monday morning at 9am. We must all send them at the same time to have maximum impact. Lets fill officials inboxes. Let them know we are not going away. Email your OWN MP CC in:Michael Gove: firstname.lastname@example.orgLord Greenhalgh : email@example.comNLC : firstname.lastname@example.org EMAIL SUBJECT TITLE : LEASEHOLD REFORM BROKEN PROMISES We are devastated at the decision to delay bringing forward legislation for the… Read MoreContinue Reading