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Your responsibilities as a leaseholder

You must do the following:

  • Pay your service charges, ground rent and Council Tax on time.  For ways to pay your service charges and ground rent visit pay an invoice or see ways to pay your council tax  
  • Maintain and repair your home and all the services used in your home.  It is also your responsibility to ensure that relevant fire safety standards are complied with in respect or any fixtures and fittings and appliances (e.g. smoke detectors)
  • Allow us into your home to carry out any work that is needed to the property or the block
  • Use the premises only as a private home.  You cannot run a business from your home
  • Give up the property at the end of your lease

You must not do any of the following:

  • Carry out any structural alterations to your property without our permission in writing - for example, you must ask us if you want to put in a new heating system.  Please contact us if you are planning to make any changes
  • Cause any nuisance to or annoy your neighbours or allow any other persons who reside with you or any visitors to your home to do so

As long as you do not break the conditions of your lease, you have the right to stay in your home for the duration of your lease.

If you break the conditions of your lease, we will write to you and try to sort out the problem with you.  If you continue to break the conditions, we may take legal action and ultimately may seek to end your lease.

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