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 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

Compulsory purchase orders on London’s council estates a “form of social cleansing”

Press release: 29 September 2016 The threat of Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) has become one of the biggest perils to ex-local authority leaseholders in London. Louie Burns, Managing Director of leasehold enfranchisement specialists Leasehold Solutions, argues that the human cost of CPOs amounts to a form of ‘social cleansing’ which will force the poor and ethnic minorities out of the … Read More

Ruling on leasehold relativity is bad news for flat owners

Ruling on leasehold relativity is bad news for flat owners In May the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) handed down its landmark decision on leasehold relativity (Sloane Stanley Estate v. Munday, 2016). In what may turn out to be one of the most significant decisions in the history of leasehold enfranchisement, the Upper Tribunal ruled against a new relativity graph proposed … Read More