to let signs on terraced houses

The problems of escalating ground rents and letting agents fees have been in the news recently and there is to be a housing white paper which promises reforms to improve consumer choice and fairness in leasehold.

It has now been announced that the sale of houses on long leases will be banned and ground rents will be abolished for new-build flats and houses. The Housing Minister has vowed to ensure that letting agents will be required to operate under a Regulatory Scheme.

RR Paice