This page contains a range of links to organisations and sources of information that you may find useful.
Brand New Homes
A campaign website containing a wealth of useful information for owners of new build properties
Lots of useful information on debt recovery, the court system etc. for homeowners in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales
Find out more about land owning land maintenance companies and the directors who own and run them
Homeowner Housing Panel (HoHP)
Homeowners in Scotland can take disputes with factors and land owning land maintenance companies to the panel free of charge. If you want to dismiss a land owning land maintenance company and get them out of your title deeds, you'd need to raise a case through the Lands Tribunal for Scotland. However, if you just want to sort out the elements of the arrangement such as non delivery or cost, the panel may be a useful forum. If enough people complain to the panel about a particular company, there's a possibility the company could be banned from trading
A pressure group which offers advice to homeowners and lobbies Governments for a fair deal. This group is aware of the issues for freeholders on private estates. You may wish to become a member or participate in their forum.
HorNet - Homeowners Rights Network
A lively campaign group made up of homeowners from across the UK - currently looking at mounting a tests case against a land owning land maintenance company in England
Land Registry (England and Wales)
A place where homeowners in England and Wales can check who owns the open spaces around their estates - your local authority will sometimes hold this information too
Land Registry (Northern Ireland)
A place where homeowners in Northern Ireland can check who owns the open spaces around their estates - your local authority will sometimes hold this information too.
Lands Tribunal for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's land court - the route you need to go through if you want to challenge the legality or enforceability of the burdens in your title deeds.
Lands Tribunal for Scotland
Scotland's land court - the route you need to go through if you want to challenge the legality or enforceability of the burdens in your title deeds. We took the test case through this court. Like any land court, most Tribunal members have spent their working lives serving the building industry. Does this make them an unbiased forum?
Northern Ireland Planning Policy OS2
This document suggests the land owning land maintenance arrangement may not comply with public planning policy in Northern Ireland - are you burdens enforceable if they're not compliant with public policy? Maybe worth raising a test case in the Land Tribunal to find out!
Planning Policy (Northern Ireland)
Information on planning legislation and guidelines in Northern Ireland. Homeowners should acquaint themselves with Planning Policy OS2 which appears to outlaw the land owning land maintenance arrangement
Registers Of Scotland
Scotland's land registry where you can check who owns the open spaces around your home - remember, land owning land maintenance companies have no right to charge you based on the burdens in your deeds until they've taken ownership of the land... and this doesn't always happen!
Residential Property Tribunal
Homeowners in England can apply to this body to resolve disputes over charges with land owning land maintenance companies
Subject Access Request
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you're entitled for a small fee to see all the data a company holds on you - this includes developers and land owning land maintenance companies. A useful step if you're thinking of taking legal action against an organisation.
West Myerton Residents
The website of the estate in Scotland which brought the test case against Greenbelt Group
Homeowners across the UK have the right to request information under the Freedom of Information Act from Government organisations who might have had contact with land owning land maintenance companies
Write to them...
Enter your postcode to find your local elected representatives - you can write to them directly through this website too