October 2017

LEASE has responded to the Department of Communities and Local Government consultation on secondary legislation aimed at making it easier for a secretary of a tenants’ association to obtain contact information of qualifying tenants (leaseholders) from a landlord and so improve the prospects of the association being formally recognised under section 29(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

Section 130 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 came into effect on 12 July 2016. This inserted section 29A into the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, which provides a new power for the Secretary of State, by regulations, to impose duties on a landlord to provide the secretary of a residents’ association with information about tenants.

We have made some observation and suggestions about the process and timescales proposed; and To assist the secretary of the residents’ association in making the request to the landlord, we have drafted a template letter which the secretary may use to initiate the process.

Download LEASE’s full response here

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

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