Copy
Newsletter from the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership and APPG on leasehold and commonhold reform
View this email in your browser

And so the building safety crisis lurches towards mass forfeitures …

By Sebastian O'Kelly on Jun 24, 2021 05:06 pm
And so the building safety crisis lurches towards mass forfeitures …

A summit of all parties is desperately needed as MHCLG dismisses ARMA / IRPM figures on scale of crisis

The Sunday Times produced what leaseholders might think was an unanswerable article this week into the devastating costs faced by leaseholders caught up in the build safety crisis.

The paper reported that 1.3m flats are unmortgagable – 5% of homes in UK – and that figures from the property managers tasked with carrying out these works demonstrate that leaseholders must pay “impossible sums” of £27,000 each to fix smaller blocks and more than £14,000 for unfunded fire risks in tall buildings.

Continue reading And so the building safety crisis lurches towards mass forfeitures … at Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.


Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like And so the building safety crisis lurches towards mass forfeitures … on Facebook

LKP reverses forfeiture of suicide’s flat securing family £40,000

By Sebastian O'Kelly on Jun 23, 2021 12:36 pm
LKP reverses forfeiture of suicide’s flat securing family £40,000

An unutterably sad window into a life … A man who committed suicide and whose body was left undiscovered in his flat in Kettering for more than two years had his lease forfeited by the landlord.

The man had led a reclusive life for some years following the death of his son in a cycling accident aged 12.

It was only when bailiffs broke into the property to enforce forfeiture that the dead man’s body was discovered.

Continue reading LKP reverses forfeiture of suicide’s flat securing family £40,000 at Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.


Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like LKP reverses forfeiture of suicide’s flat securing family £40,000 on Facebook

CMA forces Aviva to re-set rip-off doubling ground rents to what they were when homes were first bought …

By Sebastian O'Kelly on Jun 23, 2021 08:35 am
CMA forces Aviva to re-set rip-off doubling ground rents to what they were when homes were first bought …

Now Tchenguiz, Long Harbour, E&J Capital Partners, Wallace Estates etc can do the same …

The Competition and Markets Authority announced a major break-through today against rip-off rents: Aviva is to remove doubling ground rent clauses, re-set ground rents to what they were when originally bought AND repay contributions made in excess of this.

Leaseholders should now put pressure on other freeholders – Tchenguiz, Wallace, E&J and the rest – to do the same.

Continue reading CMA forces Aviva to re-set rip-off doubling ground rents to what they were when homes were first bought … at Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.


Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like CMA forces Aviva to re-set rip-off doubling ground rents to what they were when homes were first bought … on Facebook

Make sure ground rents are dead and buried by improving the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill

By Liam Spender on Jun 22, 2021 01:49 pm
Make sure ground rents are dead and buried by improving the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill

What happened when the ground rent wasn’t paid in Ireland, 1888

Liam Spender is a Trustee of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership. Personally affected by the cladding scandal, Liam is a Solicitor-Advocate and Senior Associate at Velitor Law practising commercial litigation and arbitration in the City of London. Views in this article are personal and do not constitute legal advice. Liam is unfortunately unable to give legal advice to individuals, or to take individual cases.

Continue reading Make sure ground rents are dead and buried by improving the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill at Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.


Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like Make sure ground rents are dead and buried by improving the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill on Facebook



 

Recent Articles:

Tower Hamlets leaseholders find their voice, host free building safety conference with LKP on June 15
Bottomley calls on Boris Johnson to hold fire safety funding summit
Inside job goons found guilty of stealing park home of Sonia McColl OBE
Saturday 5 June: Cladding leaseholders to demonstrate outside sales suites of house builders
Analysis of where next with the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill
Copyright © 2021 Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, All rights reserved.


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences