Since Nickie Aiken, Member of Parliament for the Cities of London & Westminster was elected to the House of Commons, many local people have written to her on issues involving leasehold.
It is clear that the leasehold tenure is out of date and that wholesale reform is needed to give leaseholders control of their homes, charges and service providers. Therefore, Nickie has been engaging with the Government to ensure that your voices are heard and that the key issues impacting leaseholders across the Two Cities are addressed in the Leasehold Reform Bill set for the King’s Speech in November. To support Nickie’s campaign efforts, please share your experience of leasehold here.
Launching her survey, Nickie Aiken commented,
"When I stood to be your MP nearly four years ago, one of my pledges was to secure leasehold reform. And over the last four years, I've been doing an awful lot of work, talking to Ministers, talking to advisers at No. 10 to ensure they really understand why it is so important that we overhaul leasehold, particularly in places like the Two Cities.
"And I've heard from too many of you over the last four years frustrated about being leaseholders, whether it's in a privately owned home or in a social housing block where you have had the right to buy. So I'm hoping that from my conversations with the Secretary of State, Michael Gove, and with the Housing Minister, Rachel Maclean, that there is positive news on the horizon and that we will see a Leasehold Reform Bill in the forthcoming King's Speech.
"But I'm not going to take that for granted and I really want your help now to help me make the final case as to why we need leasehold reform. So I've put together a survey. Please fill it in and let me know what you really think about leasehold reform. What your experiences have been to date and what you think needs to be done.
"And with that information, I will ensure that the Bill that is coming hopefully will recognise what you want. And if it doesn't, then I will put amendments into the Bill. Working together, I really think we can make the case for leasehold reform and ensure when the Bill is published it does exactly what we want and need it to do."