An End to “Fleecehold”? Report Recommends a New Era of Accountability for UK Developers and a Commonhold Regime

    View Author May 2019

    In December 2017 Sajid Javid announced that the government would take action to create a housing system that works for consumers. “Fleecehold” has been dubbed the next PPI scandal and a recent report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has thrown the failures of an industry into the spotlight. But is there a problem with the system, or just some of the people who use it? And how far does the Committee go in its recommendations to right the wrongs unfairly visited on those affected? Download our article to read about the proposals and how, if they are taken up, we could see the beginning of the end of the residential leasehold system as we know it.