Leasehold Knowledge Partnership
Advising leaseholders. Avoiding disasters.
Stopping forfeiture. Exposing abuses.
Urging reform …
We advise leaseholders on the perils and pitfalls of the leasehold system, and on how to succeed in a system that is rigged against them by commercial interests
The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership seeks to report the news from the leasehold sector that affects those who pay for the whole edifice: leaseholders
LKP is secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on leasehold and commonhold reform, which in the last Parliament had 177 MPs and front bencher ‘friends’
Our accredited block managing agents support the self-governance by flat owners that is standard across the world, except in England and Wales
Trying to prevent the disempowered from losing in the leasehold game
If we have helped or been useful, please contribute:
Bungling operations manager and directors at retirement site Dibleys Heritage signed £66,000 a year energy deal incorrectly – and have cost leaseholders £40,000 in legal fees
Galliard and Lendlease were quick to get leaseholders on the hook for building safety bills, now they won’t sign Michael Gove’s agreement to pay up
FirstPort blows a fuse: Why are energy subsidies absent from the £265,784 electricity bills – an increase of 154% – at St David’s Square, tribunal is asked
MPs briefing: Stop trying to reform leasehold. Just bring it to an end, and join the rest of the world
Mr Spender goes to war over St David’s Square service charges … and landlord caves in over more than £100,000 buildings insurance commissions on eve of tribunal
Michael Gove’s admission today that regulation failures in part caused Grenfell clears path to final resolution of the building safety crisis
After seven efforts at reform – with more on the way – Sections 21 and 22 of Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 are still flawed service charge protections
Railpen: We don’t want to invest in ground rents anymore because ‘there is a consumer on the far end’
At last a housing minister who seems to want to reform leasehold, and knows legal costs are being gamed to keep freeholders on top
Metropolitan housing association MTVH tells MPs: we won’t collect ground rent, we have ditched marriage value and all leases are 990 years (where possible)
Peverel / FirstPort pays compo – ‘goodwill gesture’ – after collusive tendering racket for electronic door entry systems at retirement sites.
Legal and General prompted to pick up the full Grenfell cladding removal cost at Blenheim Centre / Reflexion in Hounslow.
Taylor Wimpey puts aside £130 million to re-write the doubling ground rent leases which it dumped on its customers.
After nearly four years of indecision and then piecemeal measures – and still no help from freehold ‘building owners’ – government sets up a cladding removal fund. But …
Would any of this have happened without the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership?