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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