Advice for owners and leaseholders

Advice for leaseholders

The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE)

LEASE are an independent, government-funded body which provides free advice for leaseholders, block managers and landlords, and people thinking of leasing residential property.

Their legally qualified advisors can provide summary legal advice and guidance on residential long leasehold (that is, a flat or house with a lease longer than 21 years), park homes law, and fire safety.

The LEASE website provides practical guidance, including:

You can also contact LEASE for further information or to arrange a telephone advice appointment.

Government guidance

The government has produced a guide for current and prospective leaseholders which sets out the differences between leasehold and freehold property and the rights, obligations and implications of being a leaseholder.

Information for leaseholders and other residents on fire safety and remediation of historic building safety defects - this government guidance brings together information that leaseholders and other residents should be aware of on fire safety, and remediation of historic building safety defects, including who is responsible for paying for remediation works.