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Service charges and other issues

Service charges, administration charges, ground rent, recognised tenants associations and forfeiture. For a brief summary...

Leasehold Extension – Getting Started

The right to extend the lease of a flat under the Leasehold Reform Housing and...

Living in Leasehold Flats – A guide to how it works

The nature and typical rights and obligations that relate to the ownership of a leasehold...

Section 20 Consultation for Private Landlords, Resident Management Companies and their Agents

Consultation for qualifying works to a building and qualifying long-term agreements. Purpose of this booklet...

Leasehold Houses – Buying the freehold – Qualification and procedure

Qualification requirements for a tenant to buy the freehold of their leasehold house and outline...

Right to Manage

The right for leaseholders of a building containing flats to take over the management of...

Can I sublet my retirement flat if I can’t sell it?

The terms of your lease will determine whether you can sublet your flat. If your lease allows you to sublet, it may have conditions attached to it. Most retirement properties will limit the category of persons that you can sublet it to e.g. you can only sublet to over 55’s. Some leases may require you to get the landlord’s consent before subletting and your landlord may require you to pay a consent fee. The reasonableness of a consent fee can be challenged as an administration charge at the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

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