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 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

The reality of ‘virtual freeholds’ is a real nightmare for thousands of flat owners

The owners of tens of thousands of newly-built leasehold flats, marketed as ‘virtual freehold’ properties with 999-year leases, are in danger of losing their capital investment, claims Louie Burns, Leasehold Solutions’ Managing Director. The term ‘virtual freehold’ implies flat owners do not need to be concerned when buying a leasehold property, as the long lease should protect their capital investment … Read More

Why a boom in leasehold flats – for young and old – is causing concern

Daily Telegraph, 16 January 2016 Our MD,  leasehold expert, Louie Burns, offers some advice to anyone considering a leasehold property in this weekend’s Daily Telegraph. “Unfortunately, if you work in many of our big cities and can only afford a flat, you will have no option but to buy leasehold.” If you find yourself saddled with a brute of a … Read More

Leasehold Solutions' Louie Burns discusses the issue of maintenance charges on ITV London News

Leasehold Solutions’ MD, Louie Burns, was recently invited by ITV News to comment on outrageous maintenance charges levied upon the owner of an ex Local Authority leasehold flat in London E6. Leasehold Solutions’ top three tips to consider before purchasing a property from the council, Local Authority or other social Landlord: 1. Check your lease! Does it contain a clause requiring you … Read More