The Law Commision has published the first of their detailed consultations on Enfranchisement. A 546-page document with 1,537 footnotes and 135 questions. The average reader may wonder if they have arrived in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The full set of consultation documents can be found here and the shorter leasehold response form can be found further down
The main consultation document can be downloaded HERE
A shorter summary document can be downloaded HERE
A summary of the position for houses can be found HERE
A summary of the position for flats can be found HERE
A summary of the position for landlords can be found HERE
A shorter leaseholder survey can be found HERE
Please do complete the survey but please do not rush the consultation stays open until the 20th November.
Any leaseholder who would like to complete all 135 questions in the consultation please contact us so we can send you a document including all the questions.
For the moment LKP is not commenting on the contents of the consultation document other than to say there are many very good points however there also seem to be important omissions and potential misunderstandings. Given the purpose of the project is to simplify the process of enfranchisement as well as making it quicker easier and cheaper we wonder why it needs 546 pages and 1537 footnotes to describe it?
The Law Commision may note the 1776 American declaration of independence was just 1,333 words spread over a few pages. Even the massively complex 1992 treaty on European Union (AKA Maastricht Treaty) is just 280 pages.