#LeaseholdScandal - @BBCLookEast - 15/2/17. Who owns the land your house is built on?
Normally, owners will buy freehold, but now some new homes are being built which developers sell leasehold.
The problems can start when that lease is sold on with new owners able to change the details and costs.
It's a growing issue, in 2015 almost 9,000 leaseholds were created and over the past 10 years around 45,000 leasehold.
Now there are calls for the law to be changed.
BBC Look East hears from Sebastian O'Kelly from the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, Beth Rudolf from the Conveyancing Association and Andrew Selous, Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire.
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