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Leasehold Enfranchisement

EDM number 984 in 2004-05, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 22/03/2005.

That this House urges the Government to deal urgently with the grievances of freeholders and to swing the balance, which is still overwhelmingly weighted to the landlords, back to leaseholders; and suggests that this can be best achieved by abolishing the leasehold system and replacing it by commonhold for flat owners, and regulated sale to others, by scrapping marriage value for leaseholders buying freeholds, abolishing forfeiture and the threat of forfeiture, by setting up a regulator to control rogue landlords and managing agents, and by extending the role of the Housing Ombudsman to allow him to replace leasehold valuation tribunals, to assume responsibility for setting a fair valuation for leaseholders to buy their freehold and to regulate service charges in common flats.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Austin Mitchell22/03/2005Great GrimsbyLabourProposed
Kevin McNamara22/03/2005Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Harry Barnes23/03/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Robert Wareing23/03/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis23/03/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Taylor23/03/2005North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Peter Bottomley23/03/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Martin Caton23/03/2005GowerLabourSigned
John McDonnell23/03/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones23/03/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Iddon23/03/2005Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders23/03/2005TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson23/03/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed24/03/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams24/03/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Brian White24/03/2005North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Ann Cryer24/03/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/03/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson24/03/2005Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Stephen Pound24/03/2005Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Adam Price04/04/2005Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Hancock04/04/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell04/04/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/04/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins05/04/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Tony Colman05/04/2005PutneyLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore05/04/2005HendonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson06/04/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Tony Clarke06/04/2005Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn06/04/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
Andrew GeorgeUnknownWithdrawn

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