Louie Burns

The Leasehold Group was devastated to hear about the sudden death of its Managing Director, colleague and friend Louie Burns in the early hours of Sunday 21 June 2020.

Louie, who joined Leasehold Solutions in 2009, was passionate about fighting the injustices of leasehold. He steered the company’s crusade for changes to the system and, continuing the legacy of the late Alex Greenslade, actively campaigned to empower and level the playing field for leaseholders, often against vociferous opposition.  Louie, like Alex, believed it was the right thing to do and it was a passion he helped to instil in the whole team.

Louie was much more than a dedicated campaigner. As Managing Director, he was an inspirational leader, an engaging public speaker and he made it his mission to educate owners of leasehold flats and houses about the issues of this form of property tenure via roadshows and, latterly, masterclasses and podcasts.

Anna Bailey, CEO of The Leasehold Group, said: “The directors of the Leasehold Group, my colleagues and I cannot quite believe that Louie is gone, and our condolences go to his wife Di, his sons and his family at this tragic time. A larger than life character, Louie filled every room he entered, and he was admired by supporters and opponents because of his huge personality, his affability, goodness, and his support for many charities.  We know that Louie would not want us to rest on our laurels so we will continue to fight the good fight and work tirelessly, as we always have, to secure the fairest outcomes for leaseholders. We have lost a true friend, a colleague and an inspiration and he will be greatly missed by us all.”