UPDATE: We have locally been witnessing the emergence of a new housing scandal affecting leaseholds.
This is particularly impacting us in the North West where residents may own their home but effectively rent the land on which the house is built. We've even seen landlords beginning to insert new clauses which double ground rent every 10 years which will mean that some homeowners are due to pay up to £10,000 per year by 2060 despite owning their own home.
The Housing, Communities and Local Government select committee have launched an inquiry, and want you to get in touch herehttps://www.parliament.uk/…/parliam…/leasehold-reform-17-19/ if you have been affected. The deadline for submissions is however fast approaching on 7th September.