....The National Leasehold Campaign, which has thousands of members on Facebook who are victims of spiralling ground rents, said it was concerned that developers would switch from leasehold to “fleecehold”. Jo Darbyshire of the campaign group said: “In anticipation of the outcome of the government’s consultation on leasehold reform big developers are now advertising homes as ’freehold
’ but further examination shows that they sell the houses and land in two separate transactions with the transfer of the land containing exactly the same permission fees as the leases used to (eg charges to make home alterations, change mortgage lender, etc). ...
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