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Council leaseholders

If you bought your flat or maisonette under the government's 'Right To Buy' scheme, or bought from someone who already owns the property, you purchase the lease of that property and are a council leaseholder.

This gives you the legal right to stay in your home for the period of the lease as long as you adhere to the conditions set out in the lease.

When you buy a flat or maisonette you are responsible for the maintenance inside of that property.

We still own the exterior and communal areas of the building in which you live and have responsibility for repairing and maintaining those areas.

You will be charged for any repairs and maintenance which are carried out to these areas, as well as an insurance and a management charge and you will pay for them through an annual service charge.

Leaseholding FAQs

Frequently asked questions for our leaseholders.

Leasehold Officer

If you have a query about leaseholding a council property and can't find what you're looking for online you can contact us directly.