Wales was effectively the birthplace of the original legislation to address leaseholders' rights, the Leasehold
Reform Act 1967, which arose out of a desire to protect the miners of the south Wales valleys from the loss of their homes at the end of their long tenancies.
In December, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced new measure to ban leaseholds
on almost all new build homes.
Mark Tami MP, who is a member of the all-party group, made a number of interventions during the debate and brandished the sale of leasehold
properties a "scam".
The worst difficulties are in some recent new build houses sold as leasehold
instead of the more customary freehold in England and Wales.
up Pete Redfern The company said they expect the payments to customers to be "spread over a number of years", adding: "The process of negotiation with the owners of the freeholds to these leasehold
properties is ongoing.
It may spread to other housebuilders that had similar rip-off leasehold
generally applies to flats with shared spaces, but developers particularly in the north west - have been increasingly selling houses on these terms.
As the leasehold
term gets shorter, the value of the property may become affected, as many building societies and banks are unwilling to give mortgages where there is fewer than 60 years left on a lease," he said.
The North West is a UK hotspot for leasehold
sales, where people buy long leases on land their houses stand on rather than buying the "freehold" outright.
Homebuyers can face exorbitant costs and properties can be rendered unsellable because of leasehold
fees, but plans put forward by the Communities Secretary aim to put a stop to "unjust" and "unnecessary" practices.
The authors fear the number of leaseholders may grow and warned: "Any housing strategy that has the creation of more leasehold
properties at its centre must be accompanied by an improved system of leasehold
tenure that is fit for purpose.