Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Leasehold reform inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published. Government response received

Report published


Government Response


Scope of the inquiry

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:

  • The adequacy of the Government’s programme of work on residential leasehold reform, including (a) its application to existing leaseholders in both houses and flats and (b) whether further reforms should be introduced;
  • What support and government intervention can be provided to existing leaseholders, in both houses and flats, affected by onerous leasehold terms; and
  • What are the implications of providing such support and government intervention to these existing leaseholders.
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