The Times – Watchdog to investigate leasehold sales scandal

Housebuilders are to be investigated over the mis-selling of thousands of leasehold properties after a U-turn by the competition watchdog amid pressure from ministers.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it would examine the scandal surrounding new-build homes sold on leases that were subject to substantial increases in ground rents and the charging of ?permission fees? for home improvements.

Leasehold Reform – Report from the select committee 2019

Flawed system leaves leaseholders at risk of exploitation by developers, freeholders and managing agents ? urgent reform needed.