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Lords debates Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill

28 March 2024

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Members of the House of Lords discussed the key purpose of the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill on Wednesday 27 March.

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill aims to improve homeownership for leaseholders by 'empowering' them and 'improving their consumer rights'. It is the second part of the government’s legislative package to deliver on its commitments on leasehold reform.

Debate on the draft law

During second reading, members discussed the main topics in the bill and drew attention to specific areas of concern where they think amendments (changes) will be needed.

Members speaking

Contributing members included:

Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative), Minister for Social Housing at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, opened the debate and responded on behalf of the government.

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Watch and read the debate

Catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

Explore further information

Find out more about the bill in the House of Lords Library briefing.

Next steps

Committee stage, the first chance for line by line examination of the bill, is scheduled to begin on Monday 22 April.

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