"Stop sheltering dodgy freeholders, Mr Shapps"
So says the headline in today's Independent newspaper. Their story looks at the Centre Forum report on leasehold issues due to be published on Monday. The article sets out the failure of Grant Shapps and the government to provide more effective regulation and legislation in the sector.
Read the full Independent article here
Update 00.01AM Monday 20th Access to a full copy of the Centre Forum report can be found here .
Conservative MP for Worthing West Sir Peter Bottomley said:
"Leaseholders need far greater protection. At present there is legal torture of vulnerable groups including elderly, frail people on limited incomes and often limited life expectancy. Regulation and reform are urgently required. Everyone committed to fair dealing will welcome CentreForum's proposals. Government and parliament must act."
Update 10PM Sunday 19th: The Centre Forum report will be reviewed at some point between 8AM and 9AM on the radio 4 Today programme. Also read Monday's Times - more to follow...
Update 10AM Monday 20th. Time Article includes an interview with Janet Entwistle, the MD of Peverel
Update 10AM Monday 20th . FT Article on the Centre Forum Report
Update Radio 4 interview with Chris Patterson broadcast at 8:53AM listen again in the BBC iplayer.
Update 11AM Monday 20th Guardian article here
Meanwhile Grant Shapps seems to be in propaganda mode trying to divert from the issue by publishing a note that Local Authorities should be selling council houses worth more than £1 million.
19 August 2012