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NW Leicestershire MP welcomes cap on council lease charges

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 20, 2014

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A LAW capping the amount councils can charge leaseholders for home repairs has been welcomed by the MP for North West Leicestershire.

The law was introduced after some councils were found to be charging unfair repair bills to those leasing their home. As a result, councils and housing associations will now have to limit the amount they charge leaseholders for future major repairs and improvement work up to £10,000 over a five-year-period.

Andrew Bridgen said: "Giving people greater financial security and peace of mind is a central part of this government's long-term economic plan that is creating more jobs, delivering more homes and is securing a better and brighter future for Britain."

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