Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill 2023-24


A Bill To Amend the rights of tenants under long residential leases to acquire the freeholds of their houses, to extend the leases of their houses or flats, and to collectively enfranchise or manage the buildings containing their flats, to give such tenants the right to reduce the rent payable under their leases to a peppercorn, to regulate charges and costs payable by residential tenants, to regulate residential estate management and to regulate rent charges.

What is this Bill?

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 27 November 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

What type of Bill is this?

Government Bills are technically Presentation Bills, but the Government can use its legislative time to ensure the schedule of debates to scrutinise the Bill.

So is this going to become a law?

Though the Bill can be amended from its original form, the Bill will almost certainly be enacted in law before the end of the Session, or will be carried over to the subsequent Session.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: Tuesday 27th February 2024 - Report stage

Last Event: Tuesday 30th January 2024 - Committee stage: 9th sitting (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 60%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

27th February 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
27th February 2024
Report stage (Commons)
26th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 February 2024
23rd February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 February 2024
22nd February 2024
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on progress of the Bill
22nd February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 February 2024
21st February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 February 2024
20th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 February 2024
16th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 February 2024
16th February 2024
Human rights memorandum
European Convention on Human Rights Memorandum - 16 February 2024
9th February 2024
Bill
Bill 158 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
9th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 February 2024
8th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 February 2024
7th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 February 2024
6th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 February 2024
1st February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2024
30th January 2024
Committee stage: 10th sitting (Commons)
30th January 2024
Committee stage: 9th sitting (Commons)
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Henley Holdings Limited (LFRB67)
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Propertymark (LFRB68)
30th January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 30 January 2024
30th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 January 2024
30th January 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 30 January 2024 at Public Bill Committee Stage
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by National Leasehold Campaign (LFRB66)
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Jonathan Hewitt (LFRB64)
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) (LFRB62)
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Joe Ogden (LFRB63)
26th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 January 2024
25th January 2024
Committee stage: 8th sitting (Commons)
25th January 2024
Committee stage: 7th sitting (Commons)
25th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Bowlwonder Ltd (further submission) (LFRB57)
25th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Conveyancing Association (supplementary) (LFRB59)
25th January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 25 January 2024
25th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 January 2024
25th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Paul Robertson (LFRB58)
25th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by CommonholdNow (LFRB60)
24th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 January 2024
23rd January 2024
Committee stage: 6th sitting (Commons)
23rd January 2024
Committee stage: 5th sitting (Commons)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Residential Freehold Association (LFRB49)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by PDC Law (LFRB50)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Professor Nick Hopkins, Commissioner for Property, Family and Trust Law, The Law Commission (supplementary) (LFRB53)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Church Commissioners for England (LFRB54)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (LFRB55)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Timothy Martin BSc (Hons) MRICS and RICS Registered Valuer on behalf of Marr-Johnson and Stevens LLP, Chartered Surveyors (LFRB56)
23rd January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 January 2024
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Just Group (LFRB47)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Bowlwonder Ltd (LFRB48)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Stephen Desmond (LFRB51)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Alan Mattey Group (LFRB52)
22nd January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 January 2024
22nd January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 23 January 2024
19th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2024
18th January 2024
Committee stage: 4th sitting (Commons)
18th January 2024
Committee stage: 3rd sitting (Commons)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society (LFRB45)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by PCRA (Park Central Residents Association) (LFRB43)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Grosvenor Property UK, Cadogan, Church Commissioners for England, Related Argent, Calthorpe Estate, and John Lyon's Charity (joint submission) (LFRB42)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by BusinessLDN (LFRB41)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Free Leaseholders (LFRB40)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by WIQ Residents Association (LFRB37)
18th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 January 2024
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) (LFRB35)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Darren Pither (LFRB36)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Residential Freehold Authority (RFA) (LFRB38)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Professor Christopher Hodges (LFRB39)
17th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 January 2024
16th January 2024
Committee stage: 2nd sitting (Commons)
16th January 2024
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the British Property Federation (LFRB15)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Gabriel C Santos (LFRB05)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Miriam Lewis (LFRB16)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Property Institute (LFRB19)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Homewise Ltd (LFRB22)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Wallace Partnership Group (LFRB24)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Lewis Rolfe, of Audbern Ltd, a Freehold Ground Rent Investor (LFRB26)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Anthony Brunt, Anthony Brunt and Co Surveyors and Valuers (LFRB29)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Justin Bennett (LFRB10)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Mark Adcock (LFRB14)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Charlie Coombs MRICS, Gerald Eve (LFRB11)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Harriet Fleming (LFRB09)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Michael Hayman (LFRB08)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Homehold Services Ltd (LFRB04)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Christopher Jessel (LFRB03)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by James Dart, Dart Compliance Ltd (LFRB02)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Community Land Trust Network (LFRB01)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Izabela Klasa (LFRB13)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Anonymous (LFRB18)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Home Owners Rights Network (LFRB20)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Nick Hopkins, Law Commissioner (LFRB21)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Mark Andrew and Dr James Culley (LFRB23)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Mark Loveday, Barrister (LFRB25)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Anthony Shamash, director and owner of various ground rent investment companies (LFRB27)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by ALEP - the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (LFRB31)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by HorNet, Home Owners Rights Network (LFRB33)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Peter Ballard (LFRB17)
16th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 January 2024
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Shared Ownership Resources (LFRB12)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Annington Management Limited (LFRB07)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Ania Symonowicz (LFRB32)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Grosvenor (LFRB34)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Chris Booth (LFRB30)
15th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 January 2024
12th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 January 2024
11th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2024
10th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 January 2024
9th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 January 2024
20th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 December 2023
13th December 2023
Press notices
Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: call for evidence
11th December 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
11th December 2023
Programme motion
11th December 2023
Ways and Means resolution
11th December 2023
Money resolution
11th December 2023
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - December 2023
7th December 2023
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on the Bill
27th November 2023
1st reading (Commons)
27th November 2023
Bill
Bill 013 2023-24 (as introduced)
27th November 2023
Bill
Bill 013 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
27th November 2023
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
27th November 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 013 EN 2023-24