Last edited 05 Jul 2024

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act 2024 is: "An Act to prohibit the grant or assignment of certain new long residential leases of houses, to amend the rights of tenants under long residential leases to acquire the freeholds of their houses, to extend the leases of their houses or flats, and to collectively enfranchise or manage the buildings containing their flats, to give such tenants the right to reduce the rent payable under their leases to a peppercorn, to regulate the relationship between residential landlords and tenants, to regulate residential estate management, to regulate rentcharges and to amend the Building Safety Act 2022 in connection with the remediation of building defects and the insolvency of persons who have repairing obligations relating to certain kinds of buildings."

It was enacted on 24 May 2024.

Amongst other things, the Act is intended to:

It also makes a number of amendments to Part 5 of the Building Safety Act 2022.

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You can see the Act in full at

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