"Law reform needed to help leaseholders take control of their buildings"

The Law Commission has been asked by the Housing Secretary James Brokenshire to look at improving the laws which allow leaseholders to manage their own buildings.

In a news item on its website, the Law Commission said:

"The legislation on Right to Manage is meant to put power in leaseholders’ hands and stop abuse, by allowing some leasehold property owners to take over the management of a building.  But issues with the law have stopped its usage becoming widespread. And those who have taken up the option have found delays, costs and uncertainty.   

Law Commissioner Stephen Lewis said:  “Putting power in leaseholders’ hands can help them take control of their homes and lead to cost effective, good quality management of shared areas. But the law isn’t working as it should be and leaseholders are missing out on their right to manage. We’ll be looking to get to the bottom of why that is, and come up with reform recommendations that work for everyone.”

We trust that "to work for everyone" will take into consideration mixed-use estates like Canary Riverside.