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Leasehold: Reform

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 48605, tabled on 18 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals on leasehold reform.

Answered on

26 May 2020

The Government is taking forward a comprehensive programme of reform to end unfair practices in the leasehold market. This includes measures to ban the sale of new leasehold houses, restrict ground rents to zero for future leases, give freehold homeowners equivalent rights to challenge unfair charges and close loopholes to prevent unfair evictions, and improve information for prospective buyers.

We will bring forward legislation as soon as Parliamentary time allows.