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 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

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

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