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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Leasehold: Unfair Practices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps his Department is taking to tackle unfair practices in the leasehold system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 907448 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is very clear that unjust practices in leasehold must come to an end. We have committed to banning new leasehold houses and restricting ground rents on future leases to a peppercorn. We launched our consultation on the details of these proposals on 15 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2018-11-05T17:28:44.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T17:28:44.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Local Government Ombudsman more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the effectiveness of the Local Government Ombudsman. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 217539 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government acts as the sponsor Department for the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)</p><p><br> Governance arrangements are set out in a publicly-available Framework Document (<a href="https://www.lgo.org.uk/information-centre/about-us/others-we-work-with" target="_blank">https://www.lgo.org.uk/information-centre/about-us/others-we-work-with</a>) and include quarterly Accounting Officer meetings, chaired by the Department’s Senior Sponsor and attended by the LGSCO’s Chief Executive, that cover performance, risk, finance and other key issues</p><p><br> The Ombudsman is independent of Government in all matters relating to the investigation, determination, reporting and remedy of complaints.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:10:10.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:10:10.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Marriage Guidance: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of funding for relationships support provided through the troubled families programme has been ring-fenced for marriage support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 251266 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Troubled Families Programme is designed to support families with complex problems, including promoting family stability and reducing parental conflict. Funding for the programme is not ring-fenced and we do not collect information about spending on specific services such as marriage support. This funding flexibility allows upper tier local authorities and their partners to decide how best to deliver the programme in their own area, according to local need and priorities. Up to £920 million has been made available for the programme from 2015-2020. In addition, my department has worked closely with DWP to make sure delivery of the programme is coordinated with the Reducing Parental Conflict Programme, for which up to £39 million has been made available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T14:57:38.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T14:57:38.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Housing: Management more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recourse to action residents have in relation to builders who having part-developed a freehold site appoint a management company that unsatisfactorily administers the common parts of that site; and whether there is an equivalent of the Leasehold Advisory Service from which freeholders can seek help. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 160176 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for leaseholders and freeholders and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service.</p><p><br>There are a number of ways to take action against a poor managing agent. Freeholders can make a formal complaint through their managing agent’s own complaints procedure. A complaint can also be made to one of the Government-recognised redress scheme. By law all property agents are required to belong to one of the following three redress schemes: Ombudsman Services Property, Property Redress Scheme and The Property Ombudsman.</p><p><br>To provide additional protections, on 21 December 2017, we set out a package of measures to tackle abuses and unfair practices in the leasehold market. This includes legislation to ensure that freeholders who pay charges for the maintenance of communal areas and facilities on a private or mixed use estate, can access equivalent rights as leaseholders to challenge the reasonableness of service charges.</p><p><br>On 1 April, we published the response to our recent call for evidence on <em>protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market</em>. Proposals include establishing a working group to consider how fees such as service charges should be presented to consumers and to explore the best means to challenge fees which are unjustified.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T15:20:53.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T15:20:53.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Housing: Management more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government is taking steps to prevent (a) builders, (b) management companies appointed by builders and (c) the legal advisers to such individuals charging disproportionately large amounts of money for (i) notice fees and (ii) the provision of draft deeds of covenant to be entered into by purchasers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 160177 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for leaseholders and freeholders and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service.</p><p>On 1 April, we published the response to our call for evidence on protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market. Proposals include establishing a Working Group to consider how fees such as service charges should be presented to consumers and to explore the best means to challenge fees which are unjustified. We will also ask the Working Group to look into those fees and charges that go beyond service charges, but can impact both leaseholders and freeholders, and consider under what circumstances they are justified, and if they should be capped or banned. This includes the use of restrictive covenants, leasehold restrictions, administration charges and other charges placed on properties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
star this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T15:25:38.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T15:25:38.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Planning Permission: Cheshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to address effect of the shortage of planning inspectors on the progress of road developments in Cheshire East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 162047 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The shortage of planning inspectors is being dealt with by a substantial and on-going recruitment programme. The Planning Inspectorate is working to increase the number of specialist inspectors with training and mentoring support, against a demanding background of increasing levels of work in nearly all areas of the business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-07-12T15:41:25.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-12T15:41:25.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property hansard heading Freehold more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recourse to complaint freeholders have who pay into a common management scheme that is badly managed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 165534 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>Freeholders have recourse to a number of procedures to help settle a complaint. An initial complaint can be made through their common management scheme's complaints procedure. If necessary, complaints can be escalated through one of the following ombudsman schemes: Ombudsman Services: Property, Property Redress Scheme, and The Property Ombudsman. Ultimately, a complaint can be settled through the courts.</p><p>As part of the response to the consultation 'Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market' the Government committed to legislate to ensure that freeholders who pay charges for the maintenance of communal areas and facilities on a private or mixed use estate can access equivalent rights as leaseholders to challenge their reasonableness. We will bring forward the necessary legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T16:56:20.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T16:56:20.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter