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EDM (Early Day Motion) 627: tabled on 01 December 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned that new build houses are sold as freehold but have leasehold terms, also known as, fleecehold attached in the form of charges, including restrictive covenants on the need to apply for permission and pay a charge for any alterations and extensions, changes that fall outside the ambit of planning permissions and the sale of property; notes that this affects thousands of owners of new build houses; believes that this undermines the definition of freehold as permanent and absolute tenure of land or property with freedom to dispose of it at will; and urges the Government to investigate this practice as a matter of urgency and with a view to first clarifying the law and then outlawing this practice.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.