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

Leasehold Solutions brands Law Commission’s leasehold reform proposals ‘window dressing’

Leasehold Solutions, the market leader in project managing lease extensions and freehold acquisitions, has raised concerns about the Law Commission’s proposals to reform the leasehold system and claims the solutions amount to little more than “window dressing”. On 18 July, the Law Commission announced several recommendations to help the owners of leasehold houses, including: simplifying the enfranchisement regime; giving leasehold … 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

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

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

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

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

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