This section has information for home owners who receive some degree of services or charges from the Council. These are leasehold flats, maisonettes and studios and freehold houses which attract service charges towards the estates in which they are located.
Many housing management services affect both home owners and tenants. However, as a property owner you have a different financial association with the Council as your landlord, and are governed to a degree by different legislation.
About service standards.
Tenants rights and responsibilities.
About your lease agreement.
How to buy your home under the Right to Buy scheme.
Service charges - what they include and how they are worked out.
Sub-letting your home.
How to extend your lease.
Maintaining your home.
Buying or selling a leasehold property.
There are various ways the Council can help you organise major works payments.
About administration charges for special services.
The Council is responsible for insuring the structure and buildings of all its properties, and leaseholders pay towards this cost as part of their service charges.
About gas safety and how to ensure your home is safe.
Contact the Home Ownership Team.
FAQs on home ownership.