Skip to main content

Want to take over the management of your building?

Our E-Learning platform has modules for leaseholders looking to manage their own building using a RTM company.

Find out more here

Newsletter archive

September 2023 New fire safety rules coming into force, Housing announcement
March 2023 Tribunal ruling to recover service charges payments for fire safety work
December 2022 Consultation on building safety director proposals
January 2022 Government launches the Building Safety Fund Leaseholder and Resident Service, Government replaces guide to external wall assessments with new BSI code of practice, Government forces developers to fix cladding crisis
October 2021 Fire Safety Bill comes into law in Wales, Government launches technical consultation and publishes draft legislation for Residential Property Developer Tax, Waking Watch Relief Fund Re-opened to applications using additional funding
July 2021 Government announces EWS1 forms will no longer be needed for buildings lower than 18 metres, Government publishes the Building Safety Bill
June 2021 Waking Watch Relief Fund Re-opened to applications, Government announces Commonhold Council membership, Government sets out its intention to introduce the Ground Rent Bill into Parliament, Fire Safety Bill becomes law
May 2021 Government publishes response to the New model for Shared Ownership technical consultation, Waking Watch Relief Fund application deadline, and Joint LEASE and FPRA Webinar
March 2021 Ask the FPRA & LEASE – General Legal Webinar, CMA requires Countryside and Taylor Wimpey to remove leasehold terms, Welsh Government announces next steps on leasehold reform
February 2021 Government announces reforms to make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to buy  their homes and to prepare homeowners and the market for the widespread take-up of commonhold
November 2020 Government publishes the social housing white paper – The Charter for Social Housing Residents, Government launches consultation on a new model for shared ownership, and Welsh Government – Written Statement: Building Safety Funding in Wales
October 2020 Draft Building Safety Bill Update, Housing Ombudsman publishes ‘spotlight report’ on leasehold, shared ownership and new builds, Welsh Government – Building Safety: Updated Position Statement
July 2020 Strengthening fire safety – a consultation paper published by the Home Office, Government introduces Draft Building Safety Bill, Law Commission issues reports making recommendations for reform
May 2020 Government publishes the Registration Prospectus for the Building Safety Fund, Government plans to safely restart the housing market and construction industry, Joint pledge to continue cladding work despite COVID-19
March 2020 LEASE remains open during COVID-19, Update for park home residents, NFCC issues advice for walking watches and COVID-19, First-tier Tribunal provides guidance for users during COVID-19, Welsh Government announces action on leasehold reform
July 2019 LEASE Learn, Government prospectus for cladding fund, Report on regulation of Property Agents
June 2019 Government announces New Homes Ombudsman, CMA investigations, Consultation on fire safety, Cladding removal fund
April 2019 LEASE data sharing, Interfering landlords, Improvement of LEASE guides
March 2019 Industry pledge to crackdown on toxic deals, LEASE response to Commonhold consultation, New template document for service charges
January 2019 Message from new LEASE Chair, new Housing Complaints Resolution Service, updated lease extension calculator
December 2018 Building safety, service charges, commonhold
October 2018 Government consultation on leasehold reform, New Homes Ombudsman, Law Commission regional consultation events
September 2018 LEASE submission to Government inquiry, Law Commission proposes reform, Fire door safety week
August 2018 Leasehold reform inquiry, charges for consent to alterations, cladding issues
May 2018 Report on building regulations and fire safety, rollover management agreements, Law Commission leasehold project
April 2018 Regulation for managing agents, Tribunal decision on cladding
February 2018 Consultations on commonhold and redress
January 2018 Use of fire wardens, Mundy appeal on relativity
December 2017 Leasehold reform, Christmas quiz
October 2017 Seeking views on regulation of managing agents, LEASE responses to consultations
September 2017 Consultations, Shelter research, Rollover agreements for S20
July 2017 Government consults on leasehold houses and residents’ associations, article on participation agreements
June 2017 Grenfell Tower, service charges, pets, high ground rents
March 2017 Housing White Paper, dealing with water leaks, new template documents
December 2016 Christmas quiz, rising ground rents, right to manage
November 2016 LEASE at the FPRA AGM, AirBnB, Right of First Refusal
October 2016 7 key leasehold issues, AirBnB case, launch of new guides
June 2016 New LEASE website, Housing and Planning Act, Informal lease extensions, Right to Manage
March 2016 Early results of leaseholders’ survey, important cases on breach of lease
December 2015 Christmas quiz, new professionals advice line, case report on challenging service charges
September 2015 MoJ considers increase to Tribunal fees, Right to Buy changes
June 2015 Major works, Health & Safety for leasehold property, important new decisions
March 2015 Government responds to CMA report and releases discussion papers, important new decisions
January 2015 Free leaseholder event at the LEASE Conference, redress schemes, free webinars
October 2014 LEASE Conference, Redress schemes, Service charge limits, Land Registry changes
July 2014 LEASE has moved, Phillips and Francis update, LEASE and ALEP increase help for leaseholders

LEASE is governed by a board, appointed as individuals by the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.