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What is a “qualifying leaseholder” for leaseholder protections?

Leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act 2022 came into force on 28 June 2022, meaning qualifying leaseholders will be protected from all costs related to the remediation of unsafe cladding systems.

You are a qualifying leaseholder if your property is in a building above 11 metres (or 5 storeys) and on 14 February 2022:

You are also a qualifying leaseholder if you have bought your property since 14 February 2022 but either of the two points above was true for the property on that date.

To help you understand your rights and whether you qualify for the protections, the Government has produced a Leaseholder Protections Checker and detailed guidance.  The Checker uses information from leaseholders to work out the maximum amount they may be charged under the new protections in the Building Safety Act.

Where protections apply, leaseholders need to complete and submit a leaseholder Deed of Certificate to their landlord who will confirm if they have to pay any money or not.

More information on leaseholder protections.


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