Speak to your Local MP and be heard.
Lobby for the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill AND conversion to Commonhold ownership.
We want to hear about your experience at email@example.com whether it’s sky-high service charges, murky insurance bills, rundown buildings, shoddy major works, soaring ground rents, unaccountable management companies or shock tribunal wins.
Whether you are a leaseholder, shared owner or ‘fleeceholder’, it doesn’t matter. We’re all on the same side and want the same thing: to take back the reigns, to have an appropriate degree of control of our homes, our assets, our bills and our destinies.
Our team have placed countless stories in the media highlighting the abuses suffered by leaseholders, which helps to expose this grossly unfair outdated system and promote the urgent need for a switch to commonhold for existing homes as well as future ones.
VIDEO AND SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
We’re also running a Video and Social Media Campaign because seeing really is believing for our politicians. They will only act if they think these issues affect many voters, including those outside of London and in marginal constituencies. We have to make them feel uncomfortable at the continuing delays to end this scandal with powerful video content. We've only done a handful of videos so far but they are individually achieving between 20,000 and 90,000 views on Twitter. We're resonating with people, many of whom will not be directly affected but cannot believe our country tolerates these massive housing rip-offs.
If you want to contribute your story this way, please do not hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have extensive contacts and can help you through, telling your story, an otherwise a daunting process. You will be in the driving seat and we want you happy with the end result. It is vital to us that your testimony is dealt with respectfully.
Labour’s shadow housing minister Matthew Pennycook said it “beggars’ belief” that so many still have deadly Grenfell-style ACM cladding
London Evening Standard - 14 June 2023
‘I’m far from the only leaseholder to have been financially destroyed by this archaic, feudal system of home ownership,’ says Hannah Fearn
The i - 14 June 2023
From the Red Wall to Labour London, a growing anti-leasehold movement is pushing for radical change on housing.
New Statesman - 3 June 2023
A spokesperson for anti-leasehold campaign group, Commonhold Now, said Labour’s focus on ending the “toxic tenure” came as a “huge relief”, and added that it was “smart politics”.
LabourList - 23 May 2023
Meanwhile, the Labour leader also clarified that his party would not bring an immediate end to the leasehold system if elected next year.
The Guardian - 17 May 2023
No 10 blocked a vote-winning proposal to end leaseholding – wary of picking a fight with wealthy donors
The Guardian - 12 May 2023
A majority of Conservative voters are in favour of abolishing leasehold ownership, a poll has found
Inside Housing - 12 May 2023
Government pledge to adopt commonhold system is now felt to be unachievable in what amounts to second U-turn in as many days
The Telegraph - 11 May 2023
Millions of leasehold homeowners will have their ground rent capped at “peppercorn” rates, ministers are to pledge, after backing away from wider reforms to England’s “feudal” property system
The Times - 11 May 2023
The leasehold system will not be abolished in England and Wales this year, despite Housing Secretary Michael Gove previously promising to scrap it
BBC News - 11 May 2023
A new Opinium poll for Commonhold Now finds 60 per cent of Conservative 2019 voters support abolishing leaseholds
Katy Balls in The Spectator - 10 May 2023
Row between Michael Gove and No 10 results in end of promise to scrap leaseholds
The Guardian - 10 May 2023
Leasehold is a feudal system without the noblesse oblige
CapX - 4 May 2023
Leaseholders of Cardinal Lofts have joined forces with a campaigner in a bid to introduce new laws that will protect homeowners across the country
Ipswich Star - 21 April 2023
City regulator clears way for leaseholders to claim back commission fees
The Telegraph - 21 April 2023
Premiums for buildings insurance have soared in the wake of the Grenfell fire, City watchdog the FCA revealed.
The Times - 21 April 2023
The Financial Conduct Authority expects brokers of multi-occupancy buildings to “immediately stop paying commissions to third parties where they do not have appropriate justification and evidence for doing so”.
Insurance Post - 21 April 2023
Housing secretary Michael Gove is facing pressure to abandon popular plans to reform England and Wales’ feudal leasehold system, Josiah Mortimer reports
Byline Times - 12 April 2023
We are one of the few countries left in the world with a leasehold system for our homes – where people buy the right to live in their flat, but not the property itself, writes Elena Siniscalco
CityAM - 11 April 2023
Recent legal victories likely to trigger more challenges as service charges soar ...
Financial Times - 17 February 2023
Three luxury flats in a new block were so badly built that bricks are already falling out. The owners’ legal battle has cost £250,000 - so far.
Sunday Times - 6 November 2022
Government plans to reform the leasehold system have been watered down ...
The Telegraph - 29 June 2022
Some residents of managed blocks of flats have seen utility bills rise 231 per cent ...
Sunday Times - 20 March 2022
Dramatic rise in insurance costs rubs ‘salt in sore wounds’ for leaseholders already facing huge bills to fix fire safety defects ...
Independent - 10 November 2021
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