When you buy a flat or maisonette from us, they are usually sold on a long lease of 125 years. We own the land and the building, and will normally remain the landlord.
Your lease gives you the right to live in the property for the term of the lease, but you may sell your property during that time.
When you buy a flat or maisonette from the council you buy a leasehold interest in your home. We continue to own the freehold. Your lease will usually be for 125 years from the date the first lease in your block was granted.
Your lease is a complicated legal document - we cannot give a precise interpretation of the meaning of the lease because we have used various leases since the right to buy began in 1980.
You should therefore read your own lease for information about your particular situation and consider seeking further legal advice.
The lease describes the property you own, and the plan attached to your lease shows the areas that are included in your home. If your home is on an estate, this will also be defined in the lease and shown on the plan.
We are responsible for the main structure of the building, the shared parts and any shared services to your building or estate.
Depending on your property this may include:
We will also:
Your full responsibilities as a leaseholder will be set out in your lease.
You are responsible for:
You must not: