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Wales joins the Law Commission’s residential leasehold reform project

May 2018

In March 2018, Wales’s Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Rebecca Evans, announced new measures to tackle leasehold concerns in Wales. Recently, Ms Evans announced that the Welsh Government is joining with the Law Commission’s residential leasehold reform project.

The project’s terms of reference were published by the Law Commission in April 2018. It is investigating ways to make it easier for people to extend or purchase the lease on their home, and will look at ways to make the process easier, quicker and more cost effective.

Professor Nicholas Robinson, Law Commissioner, has stated that the project is on an accelerated timetable. It will see:

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