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Government consultation on restricting ground rent for existing leases

14 November 2023

On 9 November 2023 the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities launched a consultation paper setting out options to cap ground rent clauses in leases.

These changes are designed to deliver on the government’s manifesto commitment to create a fairer system for millions of leaseholders.

The consultation paper outlines five options:

The deadline for responding to the consultation is 17 January 2024 at 11:59pm.

We would urge everyone interested to respond to the consultation by the deadline particularly as the government have stated they will carefully consider all responses to inform the final decision.

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