June 17, 2024

Radio Four Today programme highlights leaseholder “rip-offs”

“There are clear instances of leaseholders being ripped off,” Chris Paterson, the author of the CentreForum report into leasehold, told Radio Four’s Today programme this morning.

Interviewed by Justin Webb about the report, Paterson claimed that LVT complaints by leaseholders had increased four fold over the past ten years.

There is unanimity for greater regulation in the leasehold sector, where £3 billion is paid every year in service charges.

The only obstacle to this is the Housing Minister Grant Shapps, who is interviewed tonight as part of the Channel Four Dispatches (C4, 8pm).

You can listen to the clip, broadcast at 08.53, here: