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Newsletter from the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership and APPG on leasehold and commonhold reform
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Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Sir Edward Davey MP & Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Co-chairs of the APPG on leasehold and commonhold reform, invite you to attend a meeting

Date: Wednesday 5th December 2018 Time: 5PM – 6:15pm
Location: Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

“Talking Heads” – Leasehold Reform

Speakers
• John Hall Heads the Leasehold team at MHCLG: An update on the Department's work on leasehold reform
• Professor Nick Hopkins Law Commissioner: Heads the Enfranchisement and commonhold reform team
• Lord Best: Heads the new working party on the regulation of property agents covering lettings estate agents and leasehold property management
• Jane Everton Deputy Director of the social housing team: An update on the Green Paper on social sector housing.
• Sarah Jones MP Shadow Housing Secretary: Labours Deal on leasehold
• Richard Silva/William Astor Long Harbour: the freeholders view

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Slough Council v Benji the Binman over Grenfell cladding costs at Nova House

By admin on Dec 03, 2018 12:28 pm

Slough Council – which made the unaccountable decision to buy the freehold of Grenfell cladding site Nova House for £1 – was in tribunal earlier last week against a formidable opponent, Benjamin Pell, better know to journalists as Benji the Binman. Mr Pell, who came to national attention after raiding the dustbins of London’s leading […]

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Brokenshire tells freeholders to pay up to remove Grenfell cladding. But how can that work?

By admin on Nov 29, 2018 07:29 pm

The government is persisting with its argument that “building owners” must pay up to remove Grenfell cladding from their sites – even though the law has said that they don’t pay, leaseholders do. The statement today from Communities Secretary James Brokenshire says: “Local authorities will get the government’s full backing, including financial support if necessary, […]

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The Economist notes LKP’s agenda to reform leasehold

By Admin3 on Nov 29, 2018 06:10 pm

By Harry Scoffin Last month, as part of its Britain section, The Economist explored the leasehold system and recognised the work of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership. The article starts by referencing Anis Kasmani, an unhappy Persimmon customer who bought a leasehold house at Harrow View West before house builders were shamed into abandoning the tenure […]

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Law Commission doesn’t expect leasehold reform before 2020

By admin on Nov 29, 2018 03:23 pm

The Law Commissioner Professor Nicholas Hopkins has dashed hopes of early leasehold reform, telling the Law Gazette that legislative change won’t come before 2020. Speaking at a consultation exercise at the Ministry of Justice on Monday, Professor Hopkins said that his team is working to an “accelerated time-table”, but that new legislation on leasehold would […]

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