Leasehold and Commonhold Reform APPG

First Registered: 15/02/2017 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To consider matters relating to leasehold and commonhold legislation and regulation. Reduce opportunities for exploitation and improve cladding. Review the leasehold property Tribunal as a low-cost forum for disputes and redress including leasehold insurance and service charges which fall outside FCA regulation. Meet with and monitor government departments and publicly funded bodies working on leasehold.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Leasehold and Commonhold Reform

1. Leasehold and commonhold reform
06/08/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: BRIEFING PAPER Number 8047, 6 August 2019 Leasehold and commonhold reform By Wendy Wilson Cassie Barton

2. 14 Jan 2019 - Leasehold reform - oral evidence
26/02/2019 - Inquiry: Leasehold reform - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: Oral evidence - Leasehold reform - 14 Jan 2019 Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Oral

3. Leasehold reform: government response to the Select Committee report
03/07/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Local Government Select Committee report on Leasehold Reform Presented to Parliament by the Secretary

4. APPG on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform - written evidence
31/10/2018 - Inquiry: Leasehold reform - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: Written evidence - APPG on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform Written evidence submitted by the All Party

5. 12th Report - Leasehold Reform
19/03/2019 - Inquiry: Leasehold reform - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: document,'script','dataLayer','GTM-WPBXM6N'); Leasehold Reform - Housing, Communities and Local Government

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Leasehold and Commonhold Reform

1. Housing: Leasehold
05/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: recommendations in the report by the Law Commission Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending - Speech Link
2: comprehensive programme of reform to end unfair practices in the leasehold market. Last year, the Law - Speech Link
3: England’s 4.3 million leaseholders, owning a leasehold property can be a nightmare for many. The whole feudal - Speech Link
4: noble Lord, Lord Truscott, not right to say that leasehold as a form of tenure is a relic from a feudal age - Speech Link
5: country we are unique in having leasehold. We need to focus on reform, which will take this forward to - Speech Link

2. Leasehold, Commonhold and Ground Rents
11/01/2021 - Written Statements

1: law, through the widespread introduction of the commonhold tenure.To deliver this, we will bring - Speech Link

3. Leasehold and Commonhold Reform
02/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered progress on leasehold and commonhold reform.This debate is an opportunity - Speech Link
2: credit, they have made a number of commitments on leasehold during the past five years, and we are very keen - Speech Link
3: know how the system can work. In effect, we are commonhold now, but we were originally freehold. Ground - Speech Link

4. Leasehold Reform
21/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Session, following a six-month inquiry into leasehold reform. I thank all the members of the Committee - Speech Link

5. Leasehold Reform
11/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: and Local Government Committee, HC 1468, on Leasehold Reform and the Government’s response, CP 99; welcomes - Speech Link
2: and Local Government Committee, HC 1468, on Leasehold Reform and the Government’s response, CP 99; welcomes - Speech Link

6. Leasehold and Commonhold Reform
21/12/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered leasehold and commonhold reform and leasehold abuses.May I first say - Speech Link

7. Leasehold and Commonhold Reform
20/12/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: That this House has considered leasehold and commonhold reform.I am grateful to the Backbench - Speech Link

8. Adriatic Land 5 Ltd (Stevenage)
27/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: their properties. I want to talk a little about leasehold, about Adriatic Land 5 Ltd, and to give a few - Speech Link
2: way to drive these unfair practices out of the leasehold sector.The problem here is the excessive - Speech Link

9. Housing: Unfair Leasehold Agreements
03/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: report by the Competition and Markets Authority Leasehold housing: update report, published on 28 February - Speech Link
2: investigation into unfair terms and mis-selling in the leasehold market, and I commend on his work my noble friend - Speech Link
3: Lord is correct. These unfair practices in the leasehold market have absolutely no place in a modern housing - Speech Link
4: MHCLG ignored warnings about this crisis from the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership back in 2015? Does she accept - Speech Link
5: to obtain the right to manage and review how commonhold works, so that it may become a viable alternative - Speech Link
6: Persimmon was forced to give 55 properties sold as leasehold on the St Edeyrns estate back to freeholders in - Speech Link

10. Regulation of Property Agents
18/10/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: want to see an end to the unjustified use of leasehold in new-build houses.The time has come to - Speech Link
2: Labour’s proposals to end the building of new leasehold homes and to cap rises in ground rents, and will - Speech Link
3: consultation on leasehold. I pay tribute to the all-party parliamentary group on leasehold and commonhold reform - Speech Link
4: The all-party parliamentary group on leasehold and commonhold reform, which I co-chair along with the hon - Speech Link
5: of the leasehold consultation, but we will clearly be considering proposals to ban leasehold houses and - Speech Link
6: those who live in blocks of flats where multiple leasehold interests are involved. I am thinking in particular - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Leasehold and Commonhold Reform
1. Owner Occupation
asked by: Lord Kennedy of Southwark
07/01/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reform residential leasehold and commonhold law.

2. Commonhold and Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Daisy Cooper
19/10/2020
... what his timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals on leasehold and commonhold reform.

3. Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Daisy Cooper
06/03/2020
... what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on leasehold and commonhold reforms.

4. Leasehold and Commonhold
asked by: Justin Madders
17/07/2018
... what progress the Law Commission has made on its work on residential leasehold and commonhold.

5. Commonhold and Leasehold
asked by: Justin Madders
17/07/2018
... what progress the Law Commission has made on its work on residential leasehold and commonhold.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Justin Madders Portrait
Justin Madders
Co-Chair
Labour - Ellesmere Port and Neston
Joined: 28th September 2017
Ed Davey Portrait
Ed Davey
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Kingston and Surbiton
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5060.

Email: bottomleyp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Martin Boyd, Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, The Open Data Institute, 3rd Floor, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE. Tel: 07838 256 544

Email: martin.boyd@leaseholdknowledge.com

Group's Website:

http://www.leaseholdknowledge.com/category/news/parliament/mps-appg-on-leasehold

No benefits in kind are on record for the Leasehold and Commonhold Reform APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Leasehold and Commonhold Reform APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ed Davey Portrait
Ed Davey
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Kingston and Surbiton
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 7th August 2020
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Co-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chichester
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Gardner of Parkes Portrait
Baroness Gardner of Parkes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Lammy Portrait
David Lammy
Officer
Labour - Tottenham
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017