Happy New Year HorNets!
Let’s make it a good one. Start by contacting your MP to urge them to join the All Party Parliamentary Group on Leasehold and Common Hold Reform. This group is looking at land and property reform in view of the exploitation of their constituents who are leaseholders. The recent debate (20th December 2016) highlighted the problems ordinary home owners face when up against greedy land owners and maintenance companies. We are in a similar situation and need to get the private estate model stopped before more new home owners become trapped. The co chair, Jim Fitzpatrick did mention our problems in his introductory speech. You can watch the debate here – http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/5069cc08-aeee-4451-93d8-fef9b0802407?in=14:31:10
For more information about the group take a look at http://www.leaseholdknowledge.com/category/mps-appg-on-leasehold
Don’t miss this golden opportunity to include our issues in any proposed reforms – TAKE ACTION – write to your MP now! You can use this template as a basis APPGMP
We now have over 300 Face Book group members and 60 newsletter subscribers. Great progress in just 6 months! The petition started by a member has over 600 signatures – many more are needed so if you support our request to the government to reform this iniquitous set up please sign and share.
Leaflets are being printed and distributed across the country to spread the word. Campaign_leaflet
Several members are supporting each other and refusing to be bullied by taking their defence to court after with holding payment. Cases are due before the end of the year.
Some people are having fun at the sales offices posing as purchasers and asking awkward questions about the maintenance charges in the presence of unwitting new customers.
Actions to hold councils to account include freedom of information requests about section 106 agreements, complaints about lack of due diligence and demanding the landscape management plans are adhered to.
We are actively supporting each other and trust our members no longer feel isolated.