We are very grateful to all of our supporters (and many others) who responded to the Welsh Government’s consultation on estate charges. Their Housing Minister has responded in this statement published on 30th November 2020. With over 600 responses, many from affected home owners/buyers, they have clearly now got a good grasp of the issues. We recommend reading the whole report – it is not that long, but if you cannot perhaps this quote summarises best what has been heard from estate dwellers:
Three actions are proposed:
Require that section 121 of the Law of Property Act is excluded from any future Help to Buy sales in Wales.
Clear information on estate charges and their implications to be given to new home buyers, and mandatory for Help to Buy in Wales.
More work to be done on looking at how public open spaces are funded on new developments – HorNet look forward to this one!