Industry campaigner dies tragically young at just 54 years old


first_imgLeading leasehold reform campaigner and legal expert Louie Burns has died unexpectedly over the weekend aged just 54 years old.Burns, who joined Leasehold Solutions in 2009 was a key force behind the recent and highly successful campaign to reform the leasehold system and donated the proceeds from his book on the subject to the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, of which he was a trustee.“The leasehold system in England and Wales is a scandal of epic proportions and most people are simply unequipped to deal with such a complex system, which is designed to benefit rich freeholders, at the expense of ordinary working people,” he said when launching his book in 2018.He was also involved in the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners, to promote best practice amongst professionals working in this sector.Media regularBurns was a regular media commentator on the leasehold scandal and was last seen on both the BBC Radio 4’s consumer programme MoneyBox and Sky commentating on one of the ‘trapped’ property owners cases his company was dealing with involving over 300 properties in the North West of England.All appeared well with Burns on Friday, who posted via his Twitter account that day.But yesterday his colleagues and fellow directors at his firm said yesterday on Twitter that they were “devastated to share the news that our MD, colleague and dear friend passed away suddenly today”.“We need to process this shocking news and will post more in days to come; know that we will continue to fight the fight for leaseholders in Louie’s name. RIP Louie – legend.”Read more about Louie Burns.Leasehold Solutions Leasehold Reform Louie Burns June 22, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Industry campaigner dies tragically young at just 54 years old previous nextRegulation & LawIndustry campaigner dies tragically young at just 54 years oldLouis AKA ‘Louie’ Burns battled for years to highlight the ‘scandal of epic proportions’ that is the leasehold system and was one of the campaign’s key drivers.Nigel Lewis22nd June 202001,991 Viewslast_img

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