Information for leaseholders
When you buy a flat or maisonette from the council it's sold on a long lease and you become a leaseholder.
Leaseholders pay £10 ground rent a year as well as a service charge for the cost of running services. Services include the following:
- buildings insurance
- estate services
- shared heating
- communal electricity and water
- window cleaning
- ground maintenance
- major works
Further information can be found in our leaseholder handbook
Find out how we calculate service charges with our breakdown of service charges
Find out more about building insurance:
Leaseholder (Section 20) Consultation
We have a duty to consult leaseholders and Recognised Tenants Associations (RTAs) before carrying out works to a building or before entering into any long term agreement for delivering services. This is known as a Section 20 Consultation.