The Law Commissioner Professor Nick Hopkins is to address leaseholders on reforms to leasehold in Manchester on Saturday November 3, with an event in London to be announced shortly.
Professor Hopkins will be discussing the Law Commission’s consultation paper setting out proposals that aim to make buying your freehold or extending your lease simpler, easier, quicker and cheaper.
It examines options to reduce the price payable by leaseholders.
The Law Commission published its Consultation Paper ‘Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending your lease’ on September 20. The consultation period is open until January 7 2019.
The event in Manchester, organised by the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership and the National Leasehold Campaign Facebook group, will also be addressed by:
Justin Madders MP
The Ministry of Housing policy lead on ground rents and enfranchisement
Sebastian O’Kelly, Martin Boyd and Louie Burns, of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership
And the founders of the National Leasehold Campaign, Katie Kendrick, Jo Darbyshire and Cath Williams.
There will be a charge of £25 a head and the event can be booked via Eventbrite here
“Ultimately, we think that there is great value in bringing all of the law concerning residential leasehold together in a streamlined and accessible modern law.
“A single up-to-date piece of legislation would be clearer and easier for people to use. We feel that a vital area of law that has such a fundamental impact on people’s homes and lives deserves that consideration.”