The Leasehold Group warns fight for leasehold reform is not over as new laws may be “several years” away

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The Leasehold Group of Companies has said the Law Commission’s recommendations for enfranchisement reform could pave the way for a comprehensive overhaul of the leasehold system but has cautioned that the fight for reform is not over and any legislation is still several years away. The Law Commission published its long-awaited report on leasehold enfranchisement reform (“Leasehold home ownership: buying … Read More

Leasehold Group welcomes publication of long-awaited Law Commission reports

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Leasehold Group welcomes publication of long-awaited Law Commission reports 21 July 2020 The Leasehold Group of Companies has welcomed the publication of three long-awaited reports by the Law Commission today (21 July 2020), and says it is keen to spend time closely scrutinising the potential benefits of the detailed recommendations. The reports provide numerous recommendations on three key areas: (1) buying … Read More

Louie Burns

Louie Burns

22 June 2020 Louie Burns – A Statement from the Leasehold Group of Companies. The Leasehold Group was devastated to hear about the sudden death of its Managing Director, colleague and friend Louie Burns in the early hours of Sunday 21 June 2020. Louie, who joined Leasehold Solutions in 2009, was passionate about fighting the injustices of leasehold. He steered … Read More

Leasehold Solutions launches new podcast series

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10 June 2020 Leasehold Solutions launches new podcast series to help listeners navigate complex leasehold issues The Leasehold Solutions Group has launched a new weekly podcast series to help leaseholders navigate the complex leasehold system. The Leasehold Roadshow Masterclasses podcast series explores the key issues that affect leaseholders, including how to buy the freehold of a house or flat, how to … Read More

Leasehold Solutions calls on Government to freeze freeholders’ rights

1 June 2020 Leasehold Solutions calls on Government to freeze freeholders’ rights to collect ground rent and service charges, as risk of leasehold forfeiture rises The Leasehold Solutions Group has called for immediate action from the Government to suspend freeholders’ rights to collect ground rents and service charges in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic lockdown. Louie … Read More

Sophie Lyall

Sophie Lyall

Leasehold Group devastated at loss of Sophie Lyall The Leasehold Group of companies announces with great sadness that Sophie Lyall passed away on Monday, 27 April 2020. Sophie joined Leasehold Valuers shortly after the company was established in 2013 and she was a driving force in its success in her role as Business Manager. Whilst passionate about her work at … Read More

Leasehold campaigner welcomes CMA report on mis-selling

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6 March 2020 The Leasehold Solutions Group has welcomed the findings of a report into leasehold housing by the Competition and Markets Authority which has found areas of “significant concern” where the CMA “proposes to take enforcement action”. Leasehold reform campaigner, Louie Burns, Managing Director of the Leasehold Solutions Group, said: “We welcome this report and commend the CMA for … Read More

Law Commission report on valuation lambasted by Louie Burns

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The Leasehold Solutions Group has lambasted a report by the Law Commission published today (9 January 2020), arguing that it unfairly favours freeholders’ interests and does not go far enough to make enfranchisement cheaper for leaseholders. The Law Commission’s 322-page report offers a number of recommendations to the Government which are intended to reduce the price payable by leaseholders to … Read More

The Right of First Refusal – Why do you need to act quickly?

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If a leaseholder receives a Right of First Refusal Notice, often called a ‘Section 5a’ or ‘Section 5b’, it is important to view this as a great opportunity, possibly even a ‘dream come true’ if you have previously thought about buying your freehold and decided it was all too complicated. If you successfully purchase the freehold of your building – … Read More

Folkestone property expert to host free event to offer advice to Kent’s struggling leaseholders

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Folkestone-based enfranchisement experts The Leasehold Solutions Group have announced plans for Kent’s first ever ‘Leasehold Roadshow’. The free-to-attend event will offer specialist advice to owners of leasehold properties caught up in the ‘leasehold scandal’, who may be struggling with issues including rising ground rents, onerous service charges and lease extensions. The Leasehold Roadshow Kent will take place at The Grand … Read More