Leasehold reforms aim to protect statutory rights of retirees

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick MP: Picture by Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street.

Measures are to be introduced to protect older people living in retirement leasehold properties. Under government plans to reform property law in England, all leaseholders, including those living in new retirement homes, will be given the right to extend their lease at zero ground rent. Reforms mean purchasers of these homes will have the same…

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