Its registered details and charitable objectives can be read on the commission’s website here
“We are satisfied that LEASEHOLD KNOWLEDGE PARTNERSHIP is a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1162584.” Says the Commission.
The decision concludes 18 months of effort to achieve this outcome.
The directors of the charity are: Martin Boyd, Melissa Briggs and Sebastian O’Kelly.
The patrons remain Sir Peter Bottomley MP (Conservative, Worthing West), Jim Fitzpatrick MP (Labour, Poplar and Limehouse) and the Rt Hon Ed Davey (Liberal Democrat).
The announcement of LKP’s charitable status came before last Thursday’s LKP round-table meeting at the Commons attended by 50 MPs and key stakeholders in leasehold.
These included tribunal judges, DCLG civil servants, the LEASE chairman and chief executive, barristers from landlord and tenant chambers, housebuilders, property managers and trade body representatives.
Stephen Lewis, Law Commissioner, made a powerful presentation on exit or transfer fees, which he is presently investigating.
The report and full text of his and other presentations will be published next week.