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Leasehold: Fees and Charges

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 114850, tabled on 21 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to ensure that leaseholders are not charged exorbitant rates.

Answered on

30 November 2017

The Government is committed to tackling unfairness and increasing transparency in the leasehold sector.

The consultation, Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market, considered a number of issues within the leasehold sector including the sale of new built leasehold houses, and onerous ground rents. The consultation also sought views on what further areas of leasehold reform should be prioritised and why.

The public consultation, which closed on 19 September, received around 6,000 replies. We are carefully analysing the responses, and will issue the Government response very shortly.

The Government is also seeking views on the regulation of letting and managing agents and the approaches government could take to implement any such regulation. The Call for Evidence: Protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market is available at: and closes on 29 November 2017.