The Need for Ground Rents Reform

A survey of members of ALEP (Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners) reveals that 80% agree that residential ground rents can have a negative or undesirable impact on the sale of leasehold properties.  ALEP represents over 1,200 solicitors, barristers,...

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Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill

On 7 December 2023, the House of Commons Library published, in advance of the second reading of the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill in the Commons, a briefing providing background to the Bill and an overview of its main provisions. For the briefing, click...

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Complaints about the proposed leasehold reforms

Proposed leasehold reforms in the UK, which include the introduction of a cap on ground rents, could result in a compensation cost of over £31 billion to taxpayers, according to analysis by the Residential Freehold Association. The compensation claims are likely to...

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