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Letting Agents

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 109012, tabled on 23 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's call for evidence on protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market, published in October 2017, for what reasons extending rights to freeholders was not included in that publication.

Answered on

31 October 2017

My Department's consultation ‘Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market’, which closed on 19 September, sought views on whether the Government should promote solutions to provide freeholders equivalent rights to leaseholders, to challenge the suitability of service charges for the maintenance of communal areas and facilities on a private estate. The Government will respond in due course.

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The Member has declared that they have interests which may be relevant to the subject matter of this question.