TANT provides help and advice to National Trust long leaseholders. Of particular importance are matters related to Modern Ground Rents and the Law Commission’s proposed leasehold reforms as they apply to long leaseholds.
The National Trust have moved all its repairs and maintenance over to a centralised system operated by Fixflo, which is a part of Tactile Limited. They are hoping that this will help the coordination and quality of repairs and maintenance.
National Trust holds restrictive covenants over approximately 1,760 properties in England and Wales amounting to some 36,000 hectares of land. These properties include many farms and houses.
The National Trust is one of the largest landowners and wealthiest charities in the UK. It is a unique organisation that was created by Parliament to be a custodian for the nation’s heritage and look after important historic monuments for everybody.
TANT is concerned that the National Trust appear to be taking increasing numbers of homes and converting them into holiday accommodation.
This letter outlines the recommendations that the Law Commission have now made regarding the consultation that they published last year regarding reforms to the law relating to long leases.
We write to you in unprecedented circumstances and our first thoughts are with all of our members and their loved ones at this difficult and worrying time.
Please find below copies of the wording of the letters that the National Trust are sending to all tenants in regard to the difficulties that they may be experiencing as a result of COVID-19.