9:05 AM, 4th November 2019, About 2 years ago 5
Prominent leasehold reform campaigner Louie Burns has published a 10-point manifesto to drive forward leasehold reform, following the delay to the publication of the Law Commission’s report on improving the lease extension process.
Louie Burns, Managing Director of enfranchisement specialists The Leasehold Solutions Group, said: “Empty promises on leasehold reform are all leaseholders have heard over the last three years. Despite numerous proposals there have been no changes to legislation and the timetable for reform continues to slip, with the Law Commission’s long-awaited report on valuation, expected in October, the latest deadline to be missed.
“Leaseholders deserve the reforms they have been promised, to make leasehold enfranchisement quicker, easier and cheaper. Our manifesto proposes the radical reforms that are necessary to quickly end the leasehold scandal and we hope that the Law Commission will follow suit by publishing similarly bold recommendations for the Government to consider.”
There are 10 key areas where the Leasehold Solutions Group believes changes are required immediately:
Burns concluded: “Leasehold is an anachronism and a hangover from feudal times; it defies logic and fairness and is utterly unfit for the 21st century. We are now at a crucial point in the battle for leasehold reform and, with an early election now inevitable, leasehold reform is a real vote winner. Leaseholders need to make their voices heard now by petitioning their MPs harder than ever, or face losing the chance for significant leasehold reform for another generation.”
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