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2011 Conference & AGM
2010 Conference & AGM
Should Leasehold be Abolished?
Read the debate in The Observer
Chair of CARL, Nigel Wilkins, writes in The
landlords make profits at the expense of leaseholders.
Nigel Wilkins, Chairman of CARL, has written to all Lib Dem MPs asking for their comments on the party's abandoning of their pre-election support for leaseholders.
concludes that Lib Dems 'have achieved nothing in government for leaseholders
so far - nor is there any sign of anything on the horizon. Instead we have received
correspondence from the Lib Dem housing minister, Andrew Stunell, claiming that
the "current legislative framework can deliver the right balance of rights
and responsibilities between landlords and leaseholders". This view does
not represent a compromise with the Conservatives, but a complete sell out - lock,
stock and barrel.'
campaigns to abolish the feudal leasehold system of flat and house 'ownership'.|
CARL campaigns for the adoption of Commonhold as the universal form of flat ownership, and for house leaseholders to acquire their freeholds.
What is leasehold?
As a tenant you pay for the upkeep
of the building, but have little control over how it is done or your money is
spent. The freeholder and/or managing agent are responsible for that. This puts
them in a powerful position, and unfortunately there many ruthless landlords who
exploit this, and make leaseholders' lives an expensive nightmare.
is entirely dependent on its membership for its lobbying
power and income, and greatly appreciates that support. If you are not a member
and share our objectives, then please
join the campaign!