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LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 984: tabled on 22 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House urges the Government to deal urgently with the grievances of freeholders and to swing the balance, which is still overwhelmingly weighted to the landlords, back to leaseholders; and suggests that this can be best achieved by abolishing the leasehold system and replacing it by commonhold for flat owners, and regulated sale to others, by scrapping marriage value for leaseholders buying freeholds, abolishing forfeiture and the threat of forfeiture, by setting up a regulator to control rogue landlords and managing agents, and by extending the role of the Housing Ombudsman to allow him to replace leasehold valuation tribunals, to assume responsibility for setting a fair valuation for leaseholders to buy their freehold and to regulate service charges in common flats.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Keighley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Hendon
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Newport West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 April 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2005
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Conwy

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.