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Government to ban leasehold houses and set ground rents at zero

Following the consultation in summer 2017 on ground rents and leasehold houses (read our blog here) the government has published its response (read it in full here) with the following headline proposals: A ban on granting new residential long leases of houses, other than in exceptional circumstances This currently only affects new leases, but the government will consult on

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Government proposes to abolish residential ground rents

Following a number of recent reports of scandals involving leasehold properties, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, yesterday issued a consultation paper entitled “Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market” with the aim of addressing particular issues.  You can read the full paper here. We highlighted some of

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Nationwide announces position on onerous ground rents

Nationwide announced recently that it will not lend on new build residential leasehold properties if the amount of ground rent is more than 0.1% of the purchase price. This change has been introduced by Nationwide in part to protect the marketability of the property from what Nationwide describes as “unreasonable multipliers”, such as ground rents