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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
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.