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What is a leaseholder?

A leaseholder is someone who has purchased the lease of a flat, apartment or a shared ownership flat, house or apartment from the landlord (The Community Housing Group), to use and occupy their home for a long-term period which decreases year by year.

If the lease is sold then the buyer takes on the remaining period of the lease and when the lease expires, then the property reverts back to the landlord (The Community Housing Group).

What is a Freeholder?

The freeholder (or The Community Housing Group) owns the land the property is built on and charges the leaseholder ground rent.

What is a Lease?

A lease is a legally binding contract which establishes the rights of the leaseholder and the rights of the landlord/freeholder. It protects both parties by letting each know their terms and conditions, and rights and obligations. It is an important document and must be kept in a safe place.

What is a Shared Owner?

A shared owner is someone has bought a share of a house or apartment, whilst renting the remainder share.

As with many legal documents, it may be difficult to read and understand, so always seek legal advice, if necessary.

For further details on the conditions associated with each type of lease, please click on the relevant button below.

Shared Ownership (SO) Lease Right to Buy (RTB) Lease

Service Standards

You will find our Home Ownership Service Standards document, which gives further details about the level of service you can expect from us, in the Information and Advice section of this website.

Contact us

Sales Team
Telephone: 01562 733035

For leasehold enquiries only:-

Email the leasehold team

To make service charge payments (finance team) Tel: 01562 733007