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Consumers fightened to speak out over housebuilders defects, says BBC

By Sebastian O'Kelly on Mar 20, 2021 01:26 pm
Consumers fightened to speak out over housebuilders defects, says BBC

Bellway humiliated over lying to BBC about gagging clauses on build defects to BBC

Leasehold APPG chairs demand meeting with sector-nobbled New Homes Quality Board

In the same week the New Housing Quality Board is revealed to be a group of sector stooges, BBC Radio 4 MoneyBox live has revealed how housebuilders cover up build defects with “Non-disclosure Agreements” cooked up by their lawyers.

It can be heard here at 12.05 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_fourfm

And the influential consumer affairs programme humiliated Bellway Homes, which last week declared that it did not use NDAs.

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CMA kicks housebuilders: Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey ‘unfair contract terms’ over rip-off ground rents; Persimmon and Barratt ‘possible mis-selling’ of homes

By Sebastian O'Kelly on Mar 19, 2021 08:53 am
CMA kicks housebuilders: Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey ‘unfair contract terms’ over rip-off ground rents; Persimmon and Barratt ‘possible mis-selling’ of homes

Pete Redfern, Taylor Wimpey’s long-term CEO

Failure after failure

The utter scandal over cladding and build safety defects tells us that plc housebuilders build very badly, now the CMA demonstrates that they build with rip-off tenure terms as well.

The wider public has also been cheated: purchases of both badly built flats and leasehold properties with predatory ground rent terms were bought by young families assisted by the Help To Buy scheme.

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Lords rebellion sees government Fire Safety Bill thrown into disarray

By Admin4 on Mar 17, 2021 06:56 pm
Lords rebellion sees government Fire Safety Bill thrown into disarray

Government efforts to dump arbitrary fire safety costs onto owners of leasehold flats are thwarted in the Lords by rebellion led by bishops

The side the Lord’s on: Rt Rev Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans, spoke eloquently in favour of the McPartland-Smith amendment to the Fire Safety Bill which would prevent leaseholders being dumped with the costs of remedying fire safety defects caused by housebuilders or their suppliers. The bishop, who was on the council of the Local Government Association, is also a scourge of the gambling industry, particularly fixed odds betting machines

By Liam Spender

Liam Spender is a Trustee of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.

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APPG leasehold chairs call on Lords to support McPartland-Smith amendment tomorrow

By Sebastian O'Kelly on Mar 16, 2021 03:54 pm
APPG leasehold chairs call on Lords to support McPartland-Smith amendment tomorrow

Rt Rev Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans, will be moving the McPartland-Smith amendment in the House of Lords tomorrow afternoon

The chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Group on leasehold and commonhold reform are calling on Lords to support the McPartland-Smith amendment to the Fire Safety Bill to be debate tomorrow.

The chairs write: “The Bill in its present form places the costs burden for building safety remediation solely on residential leaseholders.

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Section 24 court appointed manager orders can be the last resort for leaseholders, but beware messing them up

By Admin4 on Mar 15, 2021 07:40 pm
Section 24 court appointed manager orders can be the last resort for leaseholders, but beware messing them up

By Peter Cobrin

Peter Cobrin

Going to the Property Tribunal to have a manager appointed under section 24 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 is often the last throw of the dice for leaseholders fed up with intractable disputes with game-playing landlords. It places control of a property into the hand of a manager accountable only to the Tribunal – and not to the landlord or leaseholders — and removes control from the landlord.

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Recent Articles:

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Minister hears how cladding ‘interim measures’ are ruining a generation of homebuyers
Commons Select Committee hears just how little the government understands of the Building Safety Crisis and leasehold law
Select Committee none the wiser over cladding forced loan schemes
Martin Boyd returns to LKP
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