The leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act 2022 came
into force on 28 June. This means qualifying leaseholders in
England can no longer be charged for cladding remediation, and
there are legal protections in place for non-cladding
Qualifying leaseholders can only be asked to share capped
non-cladding costs in certain circumstances. Further detail on how
costs are to be divided between the freeholder and any landlords
will be set out in regulations. Parliament should be deciding on
these during July.
DLUHC has produced a frequently asked questions document to help
qualifying leaseholders and recently updated the 'How to lease' guide for current and
prospective leaseholders, which sets out the differences between
leasehold and freehold property and the rights, obligations and
implications of being a leaseholder.