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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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Fears of pandemic exodus from England’s cities prove unfounded
Exclusive: figures show Covid has not deterred people from moving to Manchester and other city centres

Helen Pidd North of England editor

12, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the cladding scandal: businesses must pay | Editorial
Editorial: The Tories’ relationship with their donors will be tested if flat dwellers are to benefit


10, Jan, 2022 @7:18 PM

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Leaseholders will not have to pay to fix any fire risks, government pledges
Michael Gove says new statutory protection will cover all works required to make buildings safe – not just cladding

Robert Booth, Rupert Neate and Peter Walker

10, Jan, 2022 @6:16 PM

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Taylor Wimpey drops costly leasehold terms after investigation
Thousands will be freed from contracts where ground rent charges doubled every 10 years

Joanna Partridge

22, Dec, 2021 @9:36 AM

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Incorrect details from estate agent led to two buyers pulling out. What should I do?
The flat has 85 years remaining on the lease but buyers were told it was 100 years

Virginia Wallis

13, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Fire safety advice for low-rise blocks to be withdrawn, Gove says
Advice that left many leaseholders unable to sell their homes to be retracted by Christmas

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

08, Nov, 2021 @7:04 PM

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