As it was publicised over the Christmas period when many of us were busy doing other things you may have missed that the Law Commission is currently running a consultation on the fees that many freeholders charge their retirement property tenants.

The consultation is looking in particular at "exit" or "sale" fees that need to be paid to the retirement village when you come to sell your property - these can be up to 30% of the sale value although somewhere around the 12% mark is more common.

The consultation is open until 29th January so don't forget to have your say before then if this affects you.....