One million Londoners could face financial exploitation by their freeholders

A leasehold expert has warned that a million Londoners could face exploitation at the hands of freeholders and ground rent investors. The stark warning comes ahead of a free event this September to provide advice and support to leaseholders affected by the nationwide leasehold scandal. Of London’s 3.5 million householders, an estimated third – and over 90% of new-build properties … Read More

Leasehold expert concerned that Government’s ban on new leasehold houses “does nothing to help existing leaseholders”

Prominent leasehold reform campaigner Louie Burns has warned that the Government’s proposals to reform the leasehold house system risk creating a two-tier housing market and do nothing to assist leaseholders already affected by the national ground rent scandal.   Yesterday the Government confirmed plans to abolish the selling of new houses as leasehold properties and reduce ground rents for new … Read More

Property expert urges Coventry leaseholders to act on falling lease lengths

The leasehold scandal has been dominating national media headlines for months. Now a firm that project manages lease extensions has warned that thousands of leaseholders across Coventry are facing huge bills to extend their leases. Louie Burns, Managing Director of the Leasehold Group of Companies, explains: “It is crucial that leaseholders act to extend their lease before it drops below … Read More

Leasehold Solutions urges Government to adopt select committee’s recommendations on leasehold reform

The 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 … Read More

The Leasehold Roadshow is rolling into Hampshire!

19 January 2019 Thousands of leasehold home owners across Hampshire are unaware of the huge costs they face to extend a lease with 80 years or fewer remaining, according to a firm that project manages lease extensions. Market-leading enfranchisement experts from the Leasehold group of companies have announced plans for Hampshire’s first ever ‘Leasehold Roadshow’ – a free event to … Read More

Leasehold Solutions mourns the death of founder Alex Greenslade

Leasehold Solutions is mourning the death of Alex Greenslade, who founded the project management company with his sister, Anna Bailey, in 2002.  Alex, 51, died suddenly at home on 12 December. In the late 1990s, Alex was the owner of a leasehold flat with a relatively short lease. His landlord offered an extension, but with unfavourable terms. Not wanting to … Read More

Leasehold Solutions welcomes damning NAEA report into leasehold abuse

Leasehold Solutions, the market leader in project managing lease extensions and freehold acquisitions, has welcomed today’s report by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA Propertymark) into abuses in England’s leasehold housing market. The NAEA report sets out a raft of recommendations to support those working on leasehold reform to ensure that leasehold homeowners are treated fairly in the future. … Read More

Prominent leasehold campaigner Louie Burns publishes guide to help leaseholders understand their legal rights

1 May 2018 Prominent leasehold reform campaigner Louie Burns has published ‘The Leaseholder’s Simple Guide to Leasehold’, an informative manual to give leaseholders the knowledge they need to navigate the UK’s complex leasehold system. 100% of the monies raised from sales of the book will be donated to the National Leasehold Campaign and the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, two important leasehold … Read More

Burns urges the Government to stick to its timetable for Leasehold Reform

The Leasehold Roadshow is returning to Islington! Join us at the Business Design Centre to find out everything you need to know about leasehold properties.  Date: 22 March 2018Time: 2pm – 6pmVenue: Business Design CentreAddress: 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH Louie Burns, Managing Director of Leasehold Solutions, is a well-known and passionate speaker and advocate for the rights of … Read More