27 April 2022
We have been asked by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to help identify some of our member blocks for a potential Ministerial visit. The Minister is keen to talk to leaseholders about their experience of the leasehold system, in particular those that have collectively enfranchised or exercised a right manage, and especially those in mixed use buildings.
The Government recently consulted on Law Commission proposals to give more leaseholders the ability to manage or own their properties, more information is available here (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reforming-the-leasehold-and-commonhold-systems-in-england-and-wales). The consultation is now closed; we are analysing the feedback received and will provide a response in due course.
As part of this process Lord Greenhalgh, the Minister with responsibility for leasehold reform, would like to speak to leaseholders about their experiences. He is particularly interested in talking to leaseholders who have responsibility for the management of their blocks, having gone through the processes for collective enfranchisement or the right manage, and especially those in mixed use buildings.
We would like to identify blocks that meet the below criteria for potential Ministerial visits.
- Managed by leaseholders following collective enfranchisement or the right to manage process
- Are mixed use buildings with both residential and non-residential/commercial units
If your block matches these criteria and you and your fellow leaseholders would be interested in giving Lord Greenhalgh a tour of your block and discussing with him your experiences of managing a mixed use property, and the leasehold system in general, please get in touch.
Bob Beresford | Leasehold, Commonhold and Rent charges Division | Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities | 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF