To abolish ground rent payments on existing residential property leases

1)Ground rent is a form of exploitation, particularly when it is set to double over the life of a lease every 10,15,20 or 25 years 2)The government supports setting ground rent to zero on new leases: a disparity of treatment between old and new leases would put existing leases at disadvantage

6,451 Signatures

Status: Closed
Created: 3 Mar 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 33
Closed: 12 Sep 2018, 11:59 p.m.

No service is essentially provided in return for ground rent payments

Freeholders already receive an income when lease is extended

Setting ground rent to zero would likely reduce rent charged to tenants by leaseholder landlords

As an alternative the government should set the maximum ground rent to £200 per year over the life of the lease

Leasehold properties with increasing ground rents are more difficult to sell as lenders are reluctant to approve mortgages to buy these properties

Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
245 3.798% Maria Eagle MP Labour
Garston and Halewood
143 2.217% Ms Marie Rimmer MP Labour
St Helens South and Whiston
142 2.201% James Grundy Conservative
139 2.155% Charlotte Nichols Labour
Warrington North
122 1.891% Mike Amesbury MP Labour
Weaver Vale
121 1.876% Ian Levy Conservative
Blyth Valley
117 1.814% Fiona Bruce MP Conservative
113 1.752% Andy Carter Conservative
Warrington South
111 1.721% Andrew Gwynne MP Labour
Denton and Reddish
110 1.705% Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP Speaker
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3,401 signatures - 53.0% of total

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