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|7 Jan 2019, 4 p.m.||Owner Occupation||Lord Kennedy of Southwark|
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reform residential leasehold and commonhold law.
Answer (Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth)
The Government wants to ensure the leasehold system in England is fair and transparent to the consumer. Unfair practices in the leasehold market have no place in a modern housing market. Neither do excessive ground rents, which exploit consumers who get nothing in return.
The Government is carefully analysing the responses and will introduce legislation as soon as Parliamentary time allows