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June 2, 2020

Now LEASE survival is at stake, it decides to meet the leaseholders

The taxpayer-funded Leasehold Advisory Service organised its first wide-ranging “stakeholder” meeting last Thursday to understand how it can best get feedback from the sector. LKP / Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation would question why it wants this feedback in the first place, given that LEASE has said absolutely NOTHING about abuses in the sector and […]

Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / LKP holds Westminster meeting on commonhold

Last Thursday (June 26) Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation / the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership held an all-party meeting on commonhold in the House of Commons. The meeting was organised by Martin Boyd, co-director of LKP, and hosted by MPs Ed Davey (LibDem), Sir Peter Bottomley (Conservative) and Jim Fitzpatrick (Labour). More than 50 delegates attended […]

Leasehold Advisory Service denies seeking ‘bungs’ to pass on leaseholders for professional services

LEASE, the Leasehold Advisory Service, is a taxpayer-funded quango, so why on earth is it asking solicitors and others whether they would be prepared to pay referral fees to be put in touch with the distressed ordinary leaseholders who call up for advice? Referral fees – or ‘bungs’ as they are less politely termed – […]