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Expert committee on England home ownership has not met for over a year
Exclusive: Campaigners warn government pledge to reform leasehold system is slipping down agenda

Kiran Stacey

31, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Property management firms that rip off leaseholders could be banned under Labour
Exclusive: clampdown flagged as part of wider leasehold overhaul for England and Wales being considered by party

Kiran Stacey Political correspondent

24, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Tory housing policy: profits ahead of people | Editorial
Editorial: No 10 blocked a vote-winning proposal to end leaseholding – wary of picking a fight with wealthy donors


12, May, 2023 @5:30 PM

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For the pleasure of writing to a friend | Brief letters
Letters: Letter-writing | Royal landlords | Pet names | Low letterboxes | Breakfast pie

11, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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What is leasehold, and are there any alternatives?
Cladding crisis highlighted issues as leaseholders ask government to facilitate commonhold system

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

10, May, 2023 @6:42 PM

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Plans to abolish ‘feudal’ leasehold system in England and Wales dropped
Row between Michael Gove and No 10 results in end of promise to scrap leaseholds

Kiran Stacey Political correspondent

10, May, 2023 @6:34 PM

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Little help for victims of cladding scandal | Letter
Letter: Government inaction continues to cost leaseholders dear, says Lynne Hamshaw, whose daughter’s building insurance premium has gone up by 1,000%

19, Feb, 2023 @5:11 PM

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Owners of Centre Point flats tell of distress at £240,000 repair bills
A dispute between leaseholders and freeholder Almacantar over a £7m project for a building’s facade is before a tribunal

Shane Hickey

13, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Leasehold nightmare: why owning a council flat could land you with a ‘wipeout’ bill
Growing numbers of people are getting demands for ‘completely unaffordable’ sums that they fear may mean them losing their home

Shane Hickey

16, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Leaseholders who work from home warned they could face legal action
Many landlords ignored violations of the terms of the lease during the pandemic – but that may now change

Shane Hickey

08, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Want to turn your leasehold into an Airbnb? It may be against the rules
Owners planning to rent out their home short term may not realise it’s breaking the terms of their lease

Shane Hickey

29, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Revealed: how Prince Charles pressured ministers to change law to benefit his estate
Newly discovered documents show government yielded to heir’s demands amid fears of a constitutional crisis

Rob Evans, David Pegg and Severin Carrell

28, Jun, 2022 @1:56 PM

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