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Committee hears from Law Commission, lenders and legal experts in leasehold inquiry

14 January 2019

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee continue their inquiry into leasehold reform on Monday 14 January with evidence session featuring the Law Commission, lenders and legal experts.

The first panel, featuring UK Finance, will investigate issues around leasehold from the perspective of mortgage lenders. It will examine issues including the increased risks related to lending on leasehold properties compared to freehold and the impact of onerous ground rents on mortgage applications.

The panel with the Law Commission and legal experts will consider the case for reform of the leasehold system. This will include the potential for legislation to prevent unfair ground rents, service charges and other terms, as well as more serious cases of mis-selling. It will also look at the potential for commonhold to be used more widely and what steps could be taken to facilitate this.

Witnesses

Monday 14 January, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

From 3.45pm

Panel 1

  • Matthew Jupp, UK Finance

Panel 2

  • Guy Featherstonhaugh QC, Falcon Chambers
  • Amanda Gourlay, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers
  • Giles Peaker, Partner, Anthony Gold Solicitors

Panel 3

  • Professor Nicholas Hopkins, Commissioner, Law Commission

Further information

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