Essential maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance some of our forms and online payments systems will be unavailable between 8am and 9am on Tuesday 18 February 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

What is a leaseholder

If you bought a former council flat or maisonette, either through Right to Buy or on the open market, you are likely to be a leaseholder. You'll have a legal agreement with the council (the “freeholder”) called a lease. This tells you for how many years you’ll own the property.

Leases generally allow you to own a property for a long period of time, usually 125 years. After this time, the property will belong to the council again. You can usually extend a lease when it’s coming to an end.

Find out more in our Leaseholder Handbook.

Leaseholder Liaison Board

The Leaseholder Liaison Board (LLB) is a partnership between the council and our leaseholders. The LLB  looks at issues that particularly affect leaseholders such as leaseholder charges, major repair programmes and the development of neighbourhoods.

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