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Leasehold: Reform

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 6932, tabled on 23 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he expects the second part of the Government’s leasehold reform legislation to be brought forward.

Answered on

30 May 2022

The Government remains committed to creating a fair and just housing system that works for everyone. We will be taking forward a comprehensive programme of reform to end unfair practices in the leasehold market.

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 will come into force on 30 June. The Act will make homeownership fairer and more transparent for thousands of future leaseholders, by preventing landlords under new residential long leases from requiring a leaseholder to pay a financial ground rent

This is the first part of seminal two-part legislation to implement leasehold and commonhold reforms in this Parliament. This is a long-term reform programme; it is complex with many interdependencies and will take time to get the detail right. Once it is enacted the effect will be felt for generations and so we are determined this work considers all the implications and impacts with care.