The FPRA actively campaigns and lobbies on behalf of private sector leaseholders and resident management companies. It provides lease advice, gives leaseholders a voice and influence with government and the media, including representation on working parties and other consultation exercises. You can find out more about the areas the FPRA is active in within the Members’ Area.
Campaigning for Forgotten Leaseholders
Campaigning for better leasehold conditions is a slow and steady process. The FPRA is actively involved with lobbying politicians and civil servants, generating publicity, building alliances with other organisations, responding to consultations and being present at key events and meetings.
Under the dynamic leadership of Bob Smytherman, FPRA’s Chair, our profile has grown significantly in the last few years with appearances on radio and television, quotes in national papers and the establishment of a good relationship with the Government.
You can add your support to the FPRA, and our members too, by reaching out to your MP – the more they hear from us all the more they will have to take note and listen. You can find out who your MP is here
Key Campaign Issues for the FPRA
The list below sets out the issues which concern us most. Do let us know your issues too and how you get on with your campaigning.
- Ensuring a robust illegal parking ticketing system in the post-car-clamping world
- Lobbying for electricity supplies to common parts of blocks to be treated as domestic, not commercial
- Energy efficiency and the Green agenda
- Disability issues and the impact on blocks
- Transparency in insurance and other costs
- Safety of service charge funds/regulation of agents
- Making Commonhold work
- Improving legislation
- Improving the operation of First Tier Tribunal (FTTs)
- Raising the £250 Section 20 ceiling in line with inflation and realistic spending costs – Use the FPRA model letter to write about the shortcomings of Section 20.
- Safety of service charge funds against fraud and bank crashes
- Improving and simplifying the complicated and massive body of leasehold law
- Reduce unnecessarily onerous and time-consuming regulations for Resident Management Companies
- Make legislators think about how new laws may adversely affect, or be unworkable in, leasehold properties
- Ban unfair insurance and other commission