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Leasehold: Reform

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 71874, tabled on 9 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish the draft Leasehold Reform Bill.

Answered on

14 July 2020

The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for homeowners and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service. We are 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. Given the impact of COVID-19 on the legislative agenda, we will bring forward legislation on leasehold reform as soon as Parliamentary time allows.

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