Government reforms make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to buy their houses
13th January 2021
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The Government has announced that it will tackle the controversial issue of people who have bought their houses with leasehold title . 

Under the current law , many people face paying high ground rents , which are often increased with little or no benefit to the leaseholder . Furthermore , leaseholders of houses can only extend their lease once for 50 years with a ground rent , whereas leaseholders of flats can extend as often as they like at a zero rent for 90 years.

The government has that it will introduce a new law which will enable house and flat leaseholders to extend their lease by up to 990 years at zero ground rent . This could save some leaseholders tens of thousands of pounds . 

An online calculator will be introduced to make it simpler for leaseholders to find out how much it will cost to extend their lease or buy their freehold.

Whilst we await the details of the scheme , the proposals have been welcomed by the Law Commission 

Please contact John Buckle at    or 10922 707 598 if you need any further information . 

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