COMMONHOLD

Commonhold Mark Two

Commonhold Mark Two   It is widely anticipated that the Government’s legislative programme for the next Parliamentary session to be announced on 11 May will contain two  Bills to deal with leasehold reform. There will be a ground rent bill and a bill to revive the commonhold tenure. The leasehold system originates from the [...]

Commonhold must replace old fashioned leasehold system

The above picture is the commonhold scheme in Bristol   Commonhold must replace old-fashioned leasehold system   England and Wales are one of the few countries in the world with a leasehold system that has its origins in feudal time. You can pay thousands for a lease and become a mere tenant when the lease […]

Select Committee Report

This video is from Parliament’s YouTube Chanel. It shows MPs on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee holding a roundtable event with 50 leaseholders, asking what more the Government could do to support existing leaseholders.

Labour to modernise feudal leasehold system in response to Tory inaction

On 11 July there was a debate in the Commons on the Government’s response to the House of Commons Select Committee critical report on the leasehold tenure. The Government claims to be bringing forward reforms to: Ban the granting of new leases on houses other than in exceptional circumstances. Restricting ground rents on newly [...]

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