The official website for Commonhold Now
COMMONHOLD NOW is a grassroots campaign organisation committed to real homeownership by ending the unfair leasehold system in England and Wales for existing and new residential properties.
If you live in a flat or a new-build on private managed estates, including 'fleecehold' and shared owners, we want to hear from you.
We are calling on the UK Government to announce a new law later this year (in the King's Speech) that will end over 5 million homeowners being ripped off in our own homes, unable to control the fees or management company.
We believe this can be best delivered via a mass shift to 'commonhold', a system used across the globe including in Scotland, Canada and Australia.
Working together, we can take control of our money, bills and our homes.
The English and Welsh leasehold system enables landlords to subject homeowners to unfair ground rents, escalating service charges, unexpected fees and harsh terms, leaving many feeling trapped and financially vulnerable. We have no say or control in the management of our homes.
The building safety crisis that has emerged since the Grenfell Tower tragedy has highlighted the need for radical change.
Our mission is to create a simpler and fairer way of living for flat owners and 'fleeceholders'.
Commonhold will mean that homeowners will own their properties outright, have a share in the common parts and participate in decision-making over our own bills and buildings. This brings us in line with Scotland and the rest of the world. Since 2002, only twenty Commonhold schemes have been brought into existence in England and Wales. It must change!
You're not a victim, or a cash machine. Add your voice. Tell us your story. Take part in our campaigns. Join us to end the rip-off forever. Register your support below to receive updates and find out how we can help.
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Our campaign is funded solely by the donations of individuals.
Your donation will make a huge difference in this David and Goliath battle. We're up against a multibillion pound industry that won't roll over.
If you can, please make a donation to our campaign fund using the link below.