Quiz - how well do you understand your lease?
Understand the key things you should know about your lease. If you are a purchaser, this can help make sure your solicitor has covered all of these points and explained them clearly to you.
A lease is a contract and so if your landlord breaches the terms of the lease you can take legal action against them through the County Court. Where relevant you can seek an injunction, order for specific performance and/or damages. You can also seek to recover your costs.
If the breach relates to unsatisfactory management or unreasonable service charges you could apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for a manager to be appointed.
More information you might find useful:
- Leasehold Practitioners (lists of solicitors, surveyors/valuers, and managing agents)
- Living in Leasehold Flats
- Application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
- Service Charges and other issues
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Breach of Lease
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