The scale of the leasehold homes problem is far greater than government figures estimate, according to a campaign group.

The scale of the leasehold homes problem is far greater than government figures estimate, according to a campaign group. Many leaseholders pay excessive ground rent charges of up to £700 a year. The ministry of housing estimates there were around 4.3m residential leasehold properties in England in 2016. However, the figure is closer to 6m, […]

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Published leasehold dwellings in England statistics.

Leasehold dwellings – England, 2016 to 2017 On 25 October 2018 the MHCLG published statistics which provide an estimate of the number of leasehold dwellings in England. In 2016-17, there were an estimated 4.3 million leasehold dwellings in England. This equates to 18% of the English housing stock. Of these, 2.3 million dwellings (54%) were […]

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Call this democracy: Tenant Council’s response

The Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations (SGTO) have written an open letter to the Council and set up a petition. You can sign it here: SGTO petition. Here’s their letter to Southwark Council residents, explaining the background, and giving a bit more detail about the petition.     From: Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations Date: 15th August […]

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Call this democracy?!

Southwark Council wants to improve homeowner “engagement”. So it does it by ignoring the people it asked us to elect to represent us! Here is what they want to do. Response to Housing and Community Safety Scrutiny Sub-Committee Review of Resident Engagement We helped write the Homeowner Council’s response to their proposals. HOC representations on […]

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Fire brigade tells residents it has ‘no power’ to force the removal of Grenfell-style cladding

Fire brigade tells residents it has ‘no power’ to force the removal of Grenfell-style cladding NEWS21/06/187:00 AMBY PETER APPS CLICK ON link below https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/fire-brigade-tells-residents-it-has-no-power-to-force-the-removal-of-grenfell-style-cladding-56875?utm_source=Housing60&utm_medium=email&utm_content=article_link&utm_campaign=H60 The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has told residents of a block clad with a similar material to Grenfell Tower that it has “no power” to force the building owner to remove […]

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LAS2000 Usage and Privacy policies.

LAS2000 Usage. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE PROVISION AND USE OF LEASEHOLDER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWARK 2000 LAS2000 DATA The following terms are designed to protect the intellectual property we have created in the course of our efforts and we ask all those registering for licences to accept them. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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Useful Websites

The Service Charge Dispute Guide – Educate yourself with factsheets, a case law library and jargon explained: http://www.servicechargedisputeguide.info/category/guide-to-leasehold-law/overview-of-the-landlord-and-tenant-act-1985/page/2/ The Leasehold Advisory Service – Events, advice guides and tribunal decisions: Home Islington Leaseholder’s Association – Our sister organisation in Islington: http://www.ila.org.uk/   Please follow and like us:

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