An enquiry into the mis selling of leasehold homes by Developers

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An enquiry into potential mis selling by Major Developers such as Taylor Wimpey, Bellway, Persimmon, Linden Homes, Barrats etc of new homes with onerous lease clauses that have resulted in home owners facing in some cases doubling ground rent every 10 years. These clauses were hidden from buyers during sales process and concerted effort by sales people to discourage potential purchase of freehold at point of sale. The clauses are so onerous that owners of these homes cannot now sell them.

Subsequently Developers have sold on the leases to off shore freeholders who in many instances are subsidiaries of the same Developers. I had informed Taylor Wimpey that I would purchase and was told I had 5 years to purchase. The lease was sold without my knowledge in less than 2 years to one of these companies. In my case it was £5,900 to purchase from Taylor Wimpey and 6 months later I was quoted £44k to purchase from the new owner of the freehold.

I like many others are campaigning for this scam to be corrected and home owners (many first time buyers) given the opportunity to purchase their leases at reasonable rates and compensation paid accordingly by the Developers who have created this injustice.



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