Law Commission consultation on reinvigorating commonhold: the alternative to leasehold ownership

Closed 10 Mar 2019

Opened 10 Dec 2018


This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales.

Commonhold is an alternative form of property ownership which allows homeowners to own the freehold of their flats. Our commonhold project looks at aspects of the law of commonhold which may be preventing its uptake.

For more information about this project, click here.

We recommend that consultees read the consultation paper before responding to the consultation. A shorter summary is also available. Consultees do not need to answer all the questions if they are only interested in some aspects of the consultation.

About the Law Commission: The Law Commission is a statutory body, created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 (“the 1965 Act”) for the purpose of promoting the reform of the law. It is an advisory Non Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The Law Commission is independent of Government. For more information about the Law Commission please click here.

Responses to this consultation: We may publish or disclose information you provide us in response to this consultation, including personal information. We may also share responses received with Government. For more information on how we consult and how we may use responses to the consultation, please see page ii of the consultation paper. For information about how we handle your personal data, please see our privacy notice.


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