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Leasehold scandal one year on: has anything really changed?

A year on from our investigation into the leasehold scandal, Which? analyses the government's progress in reforming the leasehold market.

Leasehold and ground rents could be scrapped under new recommendations

We explain a select committee report into the leasehold scandal, including recommendations to replace leasehold with commonhold and ban punitive ground rents.

Ground rents for new leaseholders to be capped at £10 a year

Which? explains government proposals to cap ground rents on new leasehold properties at £10 a year.

Leasehold scandal: nine in ten buyers regret buying a leasehold house

Which? assesses a new report which claims leasehold house buyers were misinformed when purchasing their homes, and offers an update on government reforms.

To have or to leasehold? Inside the scandal rocking the new homes industry

Which? investigates the leasehold new-build homes scandal, where escalating ground rent clauses and punitive fees leave owners as 'tenants in their own homes'

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Your new consumer rights for 2018

As people continue fulfilling the promise of New Year’s resolutions, this year will see change for you that expands beyond the personal. In 2018, we will welcome three big alterations...

New-build leasehold houses and rip-off ground rents to be banned

Which? explains the government's decision to overhaul the leasehold system for new-build buyers in England and explore redress for existing homeowners.

PPI-style compensation scheme for leaseholders being considered

Labour MP Justin Madders has secured a second reading of a Bill that aims to introduce a compensation scheme for existing home owners with unfair leasehold terms. Madders said his...

Property agents face scrutiny over ‘unfair’ fees

Which? explains a new six-week government consultation into unfair practices by managing agents in the leasehold and private rented sectors.

What’s next for new-build leasehold buyers?

As the government's consultation on leasehold new-build homes ends, Which? looks at what could be next for those affected by ground rent doubling clauses.

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