The sheer breadth of the leasehold houses scandal was revealed in the National Leasehold Campaign email dump on plc house builder CEOs on Monday. Hundreds of leasehold house owners sent emails, copying in Communities Secretary Robert Genrick, Housing Minister Esther McVey, local MPs, LKP and LKP’s MP patrons Sir Peter Bottomley and Jim Fitzpatrick. Sites […]
Four in five avoid new build homes Inside Housing, news, analysis, and comment about the social housing sector in the UK. Research commissioned by bridging lender Market Financial Solutions (MFS) revealed that 81% of adults would rather live in an older home than a new build, Inside Housing reports. And 79% of those responding to […]
What’s the policy of the other housebuilders? Yet another plc housebuilder has decided that selling leasehold houses is bad idea: Bovis. It joins Taylor Wimpey in pulling out of this game. Gleeson Homes, of course, never got involved: What is the difference between Freehold and Leasehold? It may seem like technical legal language, but there […]
The bosses of ten of the country’s biggest house builders have seen their pay soar by nearly £170million since the launch of the taxpayer-backed Help to Buy scheme four years ago, says the Daily Mail. Almost a third of the 405,000 homes built since 2013 – 112,000 – have been bought by families using the […]
First-time buyers are contacting LKP after finding that they cannot sell leasehold houses or flats which have draconian ground rents introduced by plc housebuilders. An epidemic of leasehold houses is now being built across the country, with a heavy concentration in poorer regions, such as the North West. LKP reported earlier this week that £1.9 […]
Gateway Property Management has taken over the Swindon sites of Bovis Homes after Countrywide was given its marching orders last month. Owing to the intervention of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, Bovis Homes finally lost patience with Countrywide and dumped it at all sites across the country.
– Property management company accused of stalling hand-over of residents’ management companies – Bovis Homes is ejecting Countrywide from Swindon sites and is not appointing it at future ones – And … Countrywide declines to confirm whether it is applying to join ARMA-Q Justin Tomlinson (left), Conservative MP for North Swindon, has accused Countrywide of […]