Much obliged - a guide to residential leasehold covenants
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This will generally depend on the terms of your lease so check the lease first to see whether this is specified.
Under most leases of flats the leaseholder is responsible for the internal parts of their flat unless they are structural. The lease will usually have a definition to make it clear as to what is included as part of the leaseholder’s obligations to maintain.
The landlord is generally responsible for the exterior, structure and any common parts.
Download a template for a chasing letter to repair – action required by landlord
More information you might find useful:
- Living in Leasehold Flats
- Service Charges and other issues
- Leasehold engagement guide (PDF – produced by Tpas)
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Rights and Obligations under a Lease
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