As a government consultation continues, it’s a crucial and costly issue facing the owners of flats and houses
Expansion of the commonhold system of home ownership as an alternative to leasehold tenancies has been urged by the government's law reform adviser.
Homeowners stuck in the leasehold trap are furious that Government is yet to help them after it committed to capping ground rents on new leaseholds at just £10.
National Leasehold Campaign says proposals to help homeowners buy or extend leases do not go far enough
House builder Taylor Wimpey was one of the developers that hit homeowners with sky high fees and escalating ground rents when they bought new houses
Charles McCadden was taken to court after having a new bathroom, kitchen and central heating system installed without permission
FTSE 100 housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has stoked further controversy over complex leasing arrangements for homes, after a would-be buyer was rejected for a mortgage at its high profile development at London’s former Olympic Park.
Leasehold simply means long tenancy and it is unique to England and Wales. When you buy a leasehold property, you own it for a fixed period of time: ownership of the property returns to the landlord when a lease comes to an end.
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Retirement home builder McCarthy & Stone has cut back on land buying as it braces for a potential hit from government plans to ban new leasehold homes in England.
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Persimmon has upped the number of homes it is selling freehold in a sign it is bowing to Government pressure over the sale of leasehold properties.
Campaigners have failed in a long-running legal battle to slash leasehold costs after the court of appeal ruled in favour of a major London freeholder.
Our story about homeowners on private estates facing uncapped fees for maintaining communal areas prompted a stream of responses
They own the freehold but are forced to pay often escalating estate management fees with no accountability
The government has proposed a total ban on new-build leasehold houses, but existing homebuyers say they remain trapped, forced to pay large fees. We report on the latest twists in the growing scandal
Ministers considering changing law to protect leaseholders, as well as tenants facing large bills for repairs and services
DCLG estimates that 1.4m houses and 2.9m flats have been sold with such contracts as government considers ban on new sales by developers
The Conveyancing Association is calling for a review of property ownership tenures as part of its response to the leasehold reform consultation.
The Government consultation closed this week and one idea the trade body is advocating is replacing leaseholds with commonholds.
The commonhold alternative was introduced under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.
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