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Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Report published. Government response received
The inquiry will examine progress made on leasehold reform, following the conclusion of the Government’s consultation on tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market in 2017.
The Government is currently working with the Law Commission on certain issues relating to existing leaseholders and has pledged to bring forward legislation and consult further on banning new leasehold houses and restricting ground rents.
However, the Committee is particularly concerned with what more can be done for existing leaseholders, in both houses and flats, affected by onerous terms such as high service and administrative charges, and large increases in ground rents.
The Committee is inviting submissions on:
Evidence given by Heather Wheeler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and Lakhbir Hans, Deputy Director for Leasehold, Commonhold and Rentcharges, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Evidence given by Matthew Jupp, Principal, Mortgages, UK Finance; Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC, Falcon Chambers, Amanda Gourlay, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers, and Giles Peaker, Partner, Anthony Gold Solicitors (at 4.15pm); Professor Nicholas Hopkins, Commissioner, Law Commission (at 5.15pm).
The Government has published its response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s report into leasehold reform.