Housing Committee calls for wide-ranging reforms to leasehold law

first_imgThe Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has published a report into Leasehold Reform which calls for wide ranging reforms to tackle abuse of the leasehold system.The report states that leaseholders have been treated as “a source of steady profit” by developers and freeholders, rather than as homeowners or consumers, and calls on the Government to establish commonhold as the primary model of ownership of flats in England and Wales.Leasehold reform campaigner Louie Burns, Managing Director of the enfranchisement specialists the Leasehold Group of companies, said, “This report is welcome news indeed, as it proposes numerous recommendations that will improve the circumstances of leaseholders affected by the profound failures in the leasehold market.Louie Burns“For years we have been calling for reforms that will limit ground rents, tackle unfair service charges and permission fees, outlaw the sale of leasehold houses and the mis-selling of leasehold properties, and address the systemic imbalances of power that have favoured freeholders’ interests for far too long.“Freeholders have been arguing that their human rights will be affected if their contractual income streams are reduced. It is particularly encouraging that the select committee has supported leaseholders’ human rights to pay a lower premium to enfranchise and called on Government to remove onerous terms from existing leases.”The report makes a series of recommendations to Government, which include:Establish Commonhold as the primary model of ownership of flats.Investigate mis-selling in the leasehold sector and make recommendations for compensation.Developers prohibited from offering financial incentives to customers to use a particular solicitorGround rents limited to 0.1% of a property’s value, never higher than £250 or linked to RPI.Ground rents on newly established leases to be set at a peppercorn.Legislation to restrict onerous permission fees in existing leases.Louie Burns added, “The Government has already acknowledged that the leasehold system is not working in consumers’ best interests. We urge the Government to look at the committee’s very sensible recommendations and enact legislation that will end the exploitation of leaseholders and create a system that works for consumers.”Download the full report at: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmcomloc/1468/full-report.htmlLeasehold Solutions housing leaseholders recommendations on leasehold reform Sheila Manchester Communities and Local Government Committee freeholders March 20, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Committee calls for wide-ranging reforms to leasehold law previous nextRegulation & LawHousing Committee calls for wide-ranging reforms to leasehold lawThe Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has published a report into Leasehold Reform which calls for wide ranging reforms to tackle abuse of the leasehold system.Sheila Manchester20th March 201901,871 Viewslast_img read more

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Writing Tutor

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Full Cast Set for Anastasia on Broadway

first_img The complete cast is now set for Anastasia on Broadway. The new musical, directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak and inspired by the 1997 animated film of the same name, will begin performances on March 23 at the Broadhurst Theatre.As previously announced, the new musical will star Christy Altomare in the title role, Derek Klena as Dmitry, Ramin Karimloo as Gleb and Mary Beth Peil as Dowager Empress Maria, Caroline O’Connor as Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch and John Bolton as Vlad Popov.Rounding out the company are Zach Adkins, Sissy Bell, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Janet Dickinson, Constantine Germanacos, Wes Hart, Ian Knauer, Ken Krugman, Dustin Layton, Shina Ann Morris, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Nicole Scimeca, Jennifer Smith, Johnny Stellard and Allison Walsh.Featuring a score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, Anastasia tells the story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. The musical will feature tunes from the film, including Ahrens and Flaherty’s Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past,” as well as original songs. Opening night is set for April 24. Related Shows View Comments Derek Klena & Christy Altomare in ‘Anastasia'(Photo: Joan Marcus)center_img Anastasia Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019last_img read more

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