Leasehold Group says wave of freehold disposals can be a “golden opportunity” for leaseholders

The Leasehold Group of Companies has said potential reforms to the leasehold system could lead to a dramatic increase in the number of freeholders looking to sell their interests in blocks of flats. Following the publication of the Law Commission’s recommendations for reforming leasehold enfranchisement last week, the Leasehold Group has said it expects many freeholders will now seek to … 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

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

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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

2017 set to be the worst year for leaseholders

2017 set to be the worst year for leaseholders, claims leasehold expert and MD of Leasehold Solutions, Louie Burns Last year was the worst year to be a leaseholder in living memory, and the situation for the UK’s 4.1 million leasehold flat owners looks set to be even worse in 2017. That’s the view of  our Managing Director, Louie Burns. … 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