I have previously posted on the perils of leasehold homes and extortionate ground rents.
New legislation is now being mooted but no direction of travel has yet emerged.
The scale of the problem is in fact far larger than previously thought. The estimate is now 1.4m leasehold houses for 2015 -16.
That is a huge number politically speaking so expect a fast review.
The number of leasehold houses in England is significantly higher than previously estimated, according to new government figures released before an expected ban on future sales by developers. The Department for Communities and Local Government said there were 1.4m leasehold houses in England in 2015-16, compared with the previous estimate of 1.2m in 2014-15, following a change in methodology to include socially rented properties.