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Sale and use of residential leaseholds in Wales

In order to support Welsh government policies on leasehold in Wales, researchers are seeking people who have a residential long lease, as part of their home ownership or mortgage, to complete an online questionnaire about their experiences and understanding of leasehold.

Dr Gwilym Owen of Bangor University’s Law School is part of the research team with the Law Schools of Kent and York. They have been commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake research into the experiences of owners concerning the sale and use of leasehold properties in Wales.

As part of this research, the team has designed an on-line survey of leaseholders in Wales which should take no longer than twenty minutes to complete.

This survey aims to find out more information about: the type of property, the freeholder and manager; how much leaseholders knew about leasehold when they bought their home; the terms of their leases; and any legal action or disputes they have taken because of the lease.

If you are a leaseholder with a long lease of either a flat or house in Wales, the team would like to hear from you.  If you are able to help, please follow this link:

The survey is open until 20 December 2019.

Publication date: 29 November 2019