The Leasehold Reform Bill has support from across the House. On Monday, during the second reading of the Leasehold Reform Bill, I made my views clear.
We have worked for over a decade, cross-party, to try and get to a situation where it is not possible for freeholders on purpose, or by mistake, to exploit residential leaseholders. Justice must come now.
Those who hold freehold interests should have known since Scotland abolished leasehold that their days in England and Wales were numbered.
We must not forget those caught up in paying for remediation work following the Grenfell Fire. The ones who have been left footing the bill on far too many occasions have been the leaseholders, the very occupants who don't own a single brick of the building they live in.
I put to the Government that the potential claims by leaseholders should be gathered together into an agency to sue the insurance companies and those they insure to get a contribution from them to vastly reduce the cost to leaseholders and reduce the cost to the government.
I encourage those facing injustice as leaseholders to write to their MP. Now is the opportunity to bring forward real legislation to address their concerns and issues.
We have left this too long, let us now get on with it.