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

Property expert warns Bristol’s leaseholders they could be charged thousands extra to extend their lease if they let it drop below 80 years

The so-called leasehold scandal has been dominating national media headlines for months. Now a firm that project manages lease extensions has warned that thousands of leasehold home owners across the South West of England 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 … Read More

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We work closely with national and trade press to raise awareness of leasehold issues. Recent articles can be read here:  Reforms to tackle abuse of the leasehold systemWhat Mortgage, March 2019 Report Recommendations Set To Eradicate Leasehold ScourgeToday’s Conveyancer, March 2019 Housing committee calls for leasehold reform Landlord Today, March 2019 Housing Committee calls for wide-ranging reforms to leasehold lawThe … 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

Select Committee to publish report into Leasehold Reform tomorrow

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee is due to publish its highly anticipated report into Leasehold Reform on 19 March 2019. The report examines progress made on leasehold reform, following the conclusion of the Government’s consultation on Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market in 2017. Leasehold reform campaigner Louie Burns, Managing Director of enfranchisement specialists Leasehold Solutions, said: … 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