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Birmingham City Council Leaseholders

Birmingham City Council owns and leases the freehold to over 4700 flats and maisonettes that have been sold through the Right to Buy. Leaseholders are the people who own these properties.
As a leaseholder you pay towards service charges, major works and ground rent.

New Insurance Contract

From 1 April 2016, Liverpool Victoria were awarded the new contract to provide a block building insurance policy for Birmingham City Council's leasehold properties for a period of three years.

This policy provides a standard household building insurance cover for housing 'right to buy' leaseholders in blocks of flats and maisonettes, where the council remains the freeholder. The new policy covers loss or damage to your home caused by the following:

  • fire, lightning, explosion, or earthquake
  • riot, malicious damage
  • subterranean fire, storm, or flood
  • aircraft
  • escape of water
  • leakage of oil
  • falling trees
  • theft
  • impact
  • aerial breakage
  • accidental breakage of fixed glass and fixed sanitary wear
  • accidental damage to supply pipes and cables
  • subsidence

To make a claim or for advice and assistance please contact Liverpool Victoria Claims Office on 0800 032 9044 quoting policy number BUSPTYBCC0001

Leaseholders Handbook -
attached below


Read our guidelines on which repairs you must carry out yourself.

Repairs to communal areas, or parts of the building which do not form part of your home, should be reported to the repairs call centre on 0800 073 3333.

The Leasehold Team
Postal Address Mole Street
B11 1XA
Email Address
Telephone Telephone Number: 0121 303 2147 / 2148