Peterborough Brexit Party candidate denies claims in The Guardian over involvement with housing firm

Brexit Party candidate Mike Greene has denied being a director of a company which made money from buying and selling the freeholds of hundreds of new homes.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 6:31 pm
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An article in The Guardian alleged Mr Greene was between February 2012 and July 2014 an office holder in E&J Ground Rents No4 llp which bought up freeholds before charging homeowners for the land their house was built on.

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The Government has committed to cracking down on leasehold practices. The PT asked Mr Greene for a comment but did not receive a response by the time we went to press. However, a spokesman told The Guardian that Greene was a member, and not a director, of E&J No4 and was never an active participant in running the investment vehicle. He added: “He never actually owned the freeholds. This was about ground rents, which are seen as a safe investment.”

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