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Demo at First-Time Buyers show warns of developers’ leasehold rip-offs

By admin on Oct 11, 2017 12:24 pm

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  Members of the National Leasehold Campaign Facebook group posed for photographs behind the iron bars of a prison cell to warn off would-be buyers of leasehold homes at the First Time Buyers show in Manchester on Saturday October 7. The demonstration aimed to increase awareness of the pitfalls of leasehold tenure to first time buyers. […]

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Responses to the government consultation

By Admin2 on Oct 09, 2017 10:45 am

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LKP has asked a number of groups in the sector to provide copies of their submissions to the government consultation on “Tackling unfair practises in the leasehold market”. Many have been happy to assist, while other groups regard their submission as confidential. We’re also waiting for the submission from the House Builders Federation. We’re happy […]

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Leasehold dystopia

By Admin2 on Oct 07, 2017 08:24 pm

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It should come as not surprise that those earning their living from the leasehold sector look to defend the status quo in their replies to the government consultation on “Tackling unfair practises in the leasehold market”. However, when forced to accept that the worst excesses do in fact exist, many now point the finger of […]

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Parliamentary group for leasehold and commonhold reform now has 117 members

By Admin2 on Oct 04, 2017 01:00 pm

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Current number of members 117 + 5 friends Updates this month: 07/10/17 Andrew Rosindell MP joined the group Listed below are the members of the All Party Parliamentary Group looking into Leasehold and Commonhold reform in the new parliament. The list is updated as new members join and will be updated on this page throughout […]

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E&J Capital Partners ‘compelled’ to sell freehold to Taylor Wimpey house to pensioner for £38,000 (plus £4,000 costs)

By admin on Oct 04, 2017 11:35 am

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Ground rent speculators E&J Capital Partners were “compelled” to sell pensioner Trevor Nowell the freehold to his Taylor Wimpey leasehold house for £38,000. Once Mr Nowell, 79, began the enfranchisement process, the valuation of the property’s freehold was decided by the professional advisors employed for both sides (which Mr Nowell ended up paying for, as […]

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What’s the probability that government leasehold statistics are still useless?

By Admin2 on Sep 28, 2017 08:36 pm

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The government has just released another set of statistics on what they claim is the number of leasehold homes in England. The numbers are wrong and the Secretary of State and the Housing Minister should be asking, how on earth are they meant to develop housing policy when their civil servants still don’t know the […]

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Pensioner paid £38,000 for Taylor Wimpey freehold to ground rent speculators E&J Capital Partners

By admin on Sep 28, 2017 11:22 am

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(… and he paid another £4,000 in fees) A 79-year-old pensioner in Clitheroe paid £38,000 to buy the freehold to his Taylor Wimpey leasehold house to ground rent speculators E&J Capital Partners. He also paid out another £4,000 in legal and other fees: his own, and E&J’s. Now he has been told by Taylor Wimpey […]

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