Sparked by the exponential growth in developers selling houses on a leasehold basis, with rapidly rising ground rents, the paper poses a variety of questions to respondents on how to end the practice.

In our paper, we put forward a number of proposals, the thrust of which are that this practice should stop – with the important qualification that any new protections don’t prevent the very real opportunity that exists to reduce the cost of housing by separating the value of land from the cost of a home and make housing cheaper.

Read the full ACS consultation response.

For more information, please contact Jonathan Cox.

Standard of proof in suicide cases
Standard of proof in suicide cases

A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.

Managing absenteeism in education
Managing absenteeism in education

In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.