Consultation outcome

Protecting local authority leaseholders from unreasonable charges

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Protecting local authority leaseholders from unreasonable charges: analysis of consultation responses and next steps

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Detail of outcome

In October 2013, the government consulted on capping the charges to leaseholders for major works. This is the response to that consultation.

The following Directions are also being published to cap leaseholder charges:

  • The Social Landlords Mandatory Reduction of Service Charges (England) Directions 2014
  • The Social Landlords Discretionary Reduction of Service Charges (England) Directions 2014

Original consultation

Summary

Proposals to update the mandatory directions to include all future central government assistance for works of repair, maintenance or improvement.

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Consultation description

This consultation proposes that all future central government assistance for works of repair, maintenance or improvement, provided by the Secretary of State or the Homes and Communities Agency is included in the mandatory directions to councils.

The proposal is to have a £10,000 cap on leaseholder works on homes outside London, and £15,000 on homes within London.

Documents

Consultation on protecting local authority leaseholders from unreasonable charges

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Published 7 October 2013
Last updated 11 August 2014 + show all updates
  1. Analysis of consultation responses and next steps added, and links to mandatory and discretionary Directions.
  2. First published.