Property latest: Connecting capital, country and coast in 2018

This event will enable property professionals to connect with the LonRes team to understand more about how to access the growing ‘down from London’ network of buyers in our area. With the issues surrounding leasehold currently THE hot topic, our MD Louie Burns, who speaks nationally for the NAEA and at other property events as well as to the broadcast … Read More

Louie Burns says landmark appeals court ruling on leasehold valuation is “devastating outcome” for leaseholders

Leasehold enfranchisement specialists, Leasehold Solutions, says today’s landmark ruling by the court of appeal in the case of Mundy v. the Sloan Stanley Estate, is a “devastating outcome” for leaseholders, as they will be forced to pay even more for lease extensions and freehold acquisitions. The decision to rule in favour of the Sloan Stanley Estate, a wealthy landowner with … Read More

Leasehold Solutions slams Government’s announcement on unfair leasehold practices as “incredibly weak”

December was a busy time for the sector and we were quick to react to the  Government’s announcement on unfair leasehold practices and our comments were used in the following media: BBC News The Telegraph Moneywise Mortgage Solutions Inside Housing Estate Agent Today Property Industry Eye 24 Housing Lebarate News European News More about Leasehold Solutions Leasehold Solutions is a … Read More

Louie Burns calls on Queen to end ‘feudal’ system

A leasehold campaigner has called on the Queen to end her support for what he calls the UK’s “feudal leasehold system” by changing the land tenure for The Crown Estate’s vast leasehold property portfolio. Louie Burns, managing director of Leasehold Solutions, says that as one of the UK’s largest property managers, The Crown Estate’s £12 billion property portfolio includes thousands of leasehold homes for which it owns the … Read More

Leasehold Solutions comments on Taylor Wimpey deal

Housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey, recently announced via a  trading statement that the “substantial majority” of its home buyers who are caught up in leases with escalating ground rents will be able to switch to fairer leasehold contracts. Louie Burns comments on this deal in a recent article by Moneywise. Read more here.  

Louie Burns welcomes MP’s Private Members Bill calling for reform to leasehold legislation

Last month, Labour MP Justin Madders introduced a Private Members Bill to Parliament to establish provisions about the regulation of the purchase of freeholds by leaseholders. Leasehold Solutions Managaing Director, Louie Burns, is a fierce advocate for the rights of leaseholders: “We very much welcome the policies that Mr Madders advocates in his Private Members Bill, which are all very sensible, progressive … Read More

Leasehold Solutions welcomes ‘Consumer Code for New Homes’

A Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) has been launched today, with the aim of improving the marketing, selling and after-sales service provided by developers that sign up to the code. The code aims to provide consumers with a clear complaints process if things go wrong when they buy a new home from a developer. Our MD,  Louie Burns, welcomes any … Read More

Leasehold Solutions welcomes Sajid Javid’s call for a new independent regulatory body to oversee the leasehold sector

Leasehold Solutions, the UK’s leading leasehold enfranchisement specialists, has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, that the Government is considering creating a new independent regulatory body to oversee leasehold and private rented management. The Government is seeking views on whether regulatory overhaul of the sector is needed to fix the problems in the property management industry during … Read More

Government proposes a ban on the sale of leasehold homes: Our response

Leasehold Solutions welcomes this morning’s news that Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has put in motion proposals to ban the sale of new build leasehold houses. The Government’s plans, which are now subject to an eight week public consultation, include banning leaseholds on all new build houses and reducing ground rents in England. Although Leasehold Solutions welcomes the news of the … Read More

STOP PRESS!

We work closely with national and trade press to raise awareness of leasehold issues. Recent articles can be read here:  The scandal of newbuild houses sold as leasehold You may not actually own that home you think you bought Moneyweek, February 2017 The real world reality of virtual freeholds  The Negotiator, February 2017  Do you really own your home? Not … Read More