Now is the time to raise the profile of our campaign and get MPs new and old, to join the All Party Parliamentary Group on Leasehold and Common Hold reform. You could also ask that they write to the Competition and Markets Authority about the monopoly your company has, and to contact the housing minister to lobby for a change in the law.
Emails work best when they are personal communications, so we won’t be providing a template, but here is a list of issues you could include if they have caused YOU a problem:
Monopoly service provider, no choice.
Poor value for money.
No dispute resolution except the small claims courts, and even if you succeed in your case, the company can and will reclaim its own costs through the service charge. Unlike with leasehold there is nothing to stop them doing this.
No right to manage.
Problems due to private land being open to public access.
Hassled into buying in haste with incomplete legal advice on your status as a freeholder and on the implications of the covenants.
If you have used the governments “Help to Buy” scheme please tell your MP how the builders are exploiting you.
Please take the time to write to your MP, to make it easy enter your postcode in the box below and compose away!