He called on Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon, Bellway and Adriatic Land companies to “restore all affected leaseholders to a position of fair, affordable enjoyment of their home by assistance to own that freehold and by cancelling unaffordable ground rent terms”.
The Early Day Motion underlines this issue and will be referenced when Parliament reassembles on June 9 after the election.
On April 19, Sir Peter told the All Party Parliamentary Group on leasehold reform that there was “no party politics in this at all”.
“I can guarantee you this: candidates who are going into the election will talk about leasehold issues and those of us who come back, together with new colleagues, will fight on this.”
Another debate in the Commons was being sought before the election was called.
“After June 8th Parliament will be giving more attention to this, and I think we can get the Select Committee [of DCLG] to pay attention as well.
“Companies did this with their eyes open and if Parliament brings a declaration that these terms are so unfair that they are on an enforceable they should get what’s coming to them.”