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Leasehold Advisory Service

Volume 704: debated on Thursday 9 October 2008

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Iain Wright) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I have today placed in the Library of the House a copy of the annual report and accounts of the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) for the financial year 2007-08.

LEASE is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government to provide advice, information and other services to the public and others in relation to residential leasehold and commonhold law.

The report sets out its main activities and performance during the year, a summary of its forward plans, details of the financial status of the service, along with statistics on the number of inquiries that it has dealt with over the past 12 months. It shows the significant amount of inquiries that the service has dealt with over the past 12 months as part of its work (over 30,000) and the growing use of its mediation scheme and it gives an indication of the valued role that it plays in the leasehold sector in providing advice to those who require information about their rights.