To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Recognises that leasehold residential contracts continue to represent a significant proportion of new build properties in Wales; and
a) that leasehold residential contracts are often offered on disadvantageous terms, resulting in detriment to the home-owner; and
b) that leasehold home-owners have little protection from unreasonable fees and unreasonable delays when buying, selling or improving their property.
2. Notes the UK Government's proposed ban on the sale of new-build leasehold properties in England.
3. Believes that the Welsh Government should take action to protect future home-owners by abolishing leasehold residential contracts in Wales.
Mike Hedges (Swansea East)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)
Russell George (Montgomeryshire)
Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)
Darren Millar (Clwyd West)
Simon Thomas (Mid and West Wales)
Jayne Bryant (Newport West)
Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)
Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)
Joyce Watson (Mid and West Wales)
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 23/01/2018
Decision due: 31 Jan 2018 by Plenary