New advice line

A new service is now available. Lawyers, managing agents and other professionals working in the sector will access LEASE advice through an online booking system. No more waiting on hold – select your slot, call the number provided and get the advice you need. Written advice is also available.

A 20 minute slot will cost just £45 (plus VAT). A 40 minute slot for advice in writing is £90 (plus VAT).

Are you a professional with an issue that you’d like to discuss with a LEASE adviser?

Click here to book your first appointment

The revenue from this new service will, as always, be going to support our free service for leaseholders.

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What can I do if my landlord fails to provide information about the insurance cover in accordance with the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985?

Where a landlord fails without reasonable excuse to comply with either a request for insurance details or to inspect or have copies of the relevant policy or associated documents, they commit a summary offence and are liable for a fine of up to £2,500 (level 4 on the standard scale) on conviction. The local housing authority, usually through the Tenancy Relations Officer, has the power to bring proceedings, or they can be brought by the leaseholder privately. Any prosecution must be presented to a magistrate within 6 months of the commission of the offence.

Please note that local housing authorities are exempt from prosecution.

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