April 24, 2017

Florrie’s Law brings new £15,000 cap on repair bills for council leaseholders

The so-called Florrie’s Law introduces a new £15,000 cap on repair bills for local authority leaseholders and will come into force this week. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles vowed to introduce the cap after a 93-year-old constituent was landed with a £50,000 bill by her local authority for roof repairs.

Speakers at next week’s MPs meeting on leasehold

The line-up of speakers at next Tuesday’s Leasehold Knowledge Partnership / Carlex  meeting at Westminster for MPs and Lords, which is being hosted by Sir Peter Bottomley (right), MP for Worthing West, has been finalised. They will include the authors of three key reports on leasehold which have been published this year. The event, which […]

Progress report on our Houses of Parliament briefing

There is exactly two weeks to go before the LKP/Carlex briefing at the Houses of Parliament things are moving along at a pace.  All MPs and Lords have now received a formal invitation to attend from Sir Peter Bottomley MP. Our speakers are lined up. Key members of staff from the Ministry of Justice and […]

London Assembly damns property management racket

A London Assembly report into leasehold service charges published today is a devastating attack on the Tchenguiz/Peverel stealth charge business model and it urges the property industry to clean up its act. Referring to “opaque” service charges regimes at numerous London developments, the report can also be read as veiled criticism of Housing Minister Grant […]

London Assembly prepares evidence for leasehold report

The London Assembly report into the woes of leaseholders is shaping up to create a rift with central government, and particularly Housing Minister Grant Schapps. The Assembly is still gathering evidence, but what it has accumulated so far is pretty damning. With more than 90 written detailed written submissions there has never been such a […]