What is leasehold?

The law relating to leasehold properties can be very complicated. Our information outlines the legal rights and responsibilities leaseholders have.

Leasehold repairs

Repairs may become complicated if you lease your home rather than owning it outright. Both leaseholders and freeholders have responsibilities.

Leasehold service charges explained

Leaseholders will usually have to pay service charges. Find out more about service charges, if you disagree with them and what happens if you don't pay.

Ground rent for leaseholders

As a condition of the lease, many leaseholders pay ground rent to the freeholder. The lease should also say when the ground rent can be increased.

Leaseholder tribunal

Leaseholders can apply to a tribunal to deal with disputes with their freeholder