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ODI Fridays: How housing data benefits Scrooge and hurts Bob Cratchit

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ODI Fridays are free lunchtime lectures for everyone. You bring your lunch, we provide tea, coffee and mince pies, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

With the cladding crisis causing many homes to now have no value and onerous leasehold terms meaning other homes which do have a value still can’t be sold, Bob Cratchit has had a bit of a rough year.

Martin Boyd from the pioneering charity Leasehold Knowledge Partnership describes the long history of flawed housing data and why that always benefits Scrooge and hurts Bob Cratchit

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Martin Boyd Chair of trustees for the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership who first published work on the size of the leasehold housing sector in 2014 showing it represented perhaps as few as 10% of homes, rather than the governments estimate which claimed leasehold homes represented perhaps a few as 10% of homes.

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