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Ground Rents

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from owner-occupiers about companies taking over the ownership of their ground rent; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend has received representations from time to time from some owner-occupiers when the reversionary interest in their homes has changed hands. Most long leaseholders living in houses are entitled to acquire the freehold under the terms of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. The management problems of people living in flats are being considered by the committee which my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Construction set up under the chairmanship of Mr. Edward Nugee QC.