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Leaseholders

Leaseholder is the name given to someone who owns a flat or maisonette originally purchased from the City of Wolverhampton Council through the Right to Buy.

Unlike a freehold, a leasehold gives you certain ownership rights to your individual property, but the building and the land it is built on are still owned by the City of Wolverhampton Council and are managed by Wolverhampton Homes.

Because of this, there are lots of rights and responsibilities associated with being a leaseholder and these are explained in your leasehold agreement.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • paying your ground rent and service charges on time
  • maintaining your property to a good standard
  • making sure your property is safe from fire. We can help you to do this with a free fire safety check. Learn more about fire safety in flats and maisonettes.
  • obtaining our written consent before carrying out any alterations
  • having your gas appliances checked for safety at least once every 12 months
  • obtaining our written consent before subletting your property and giving us your tenant’s details.

 

Our main responsibilities are:

  • maintaining the building to a good standard
  • consulting you about any alterations to your building or anything for which you are asked to pay a contribution of £250 or more
  • to be available to you should you need to discuss any aspect of your lease.

This section of the website has been tailored exclusively to leaseholders and gives you lots of useful information about the things that matter most to you.

Follow the links below to some of the most popular topics for leaseholders. If you’re unable to find the information you’re looking for, please contact us at home.sales@wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk

More information for leaseholders

Roofer

Repairs and improvements

We will have to carry out repairs and improvements from time to time.
Gas Safe

Gas safety for leaseholders

Your safety is our top priority.
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Service charges

We are on hand to help you make sense of your service charges.
Sublet

Selling and subletting your property

There are things you should know before selling your property.
Consultation

Leaseholder forum

We want you to be involved in the decisions that affect you.