Just as it was announced this morning that the Labour Party would vote for a December election, the annual general meeting of the APPG on leasehold and commonhold reform began. Jim Fitzpatrick, the APPG co-chair, was delayed in the chamber – although he attended the meeting with the Financial Conduct Authority on leasehold insurance commissions […]
By Harry Scoffin As central government stalls over leasehold reform, local government has begun registering its unease at the controversial practice of selling homes as tenancies. Earlier this year, Liverpool’s mayor Joe Anderson made media shockwaves by banning Countryside Properties plc from developing in the city following the firm’s involvement in the leasehold houses scandal. […]
Just before Easter it was decided to form an All-Party Parliamentary Group on residential leasehold and commonhold. It is proposed that the chairmen will be jointly Sir Peter Bottomley and Jim Fitzpatrick, both patrons of LKP, and LKP will provide the secretariat. So far 20 MPs and Lords have signed up to join the group, […]
In an extraordinary admission, Peverel / FirstPort says it has paid over thousands of pounds of contingency funds at Hillside Court, Ormskirk, to the landlord “by mistake”. Residents estimate that up to £40,000 is at issue, involving the one per cent contingency fund fess payable on sale of the properties.