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Leasehold Management Expenses

Under the government’s Right to Buy scheme, council properties can be bought by tenants, but if you buy a flat within a block the Council still owns the freehold. Each year the Council issues invoices to all leaseholders for costs incurred on each property during the previous 12 months - the service charge runs from 1 October to 30 September.

If the Council carries out repairs to the main structure of the buildings in a management area, a proportion of the cost is charged to each leaseholder. This could include roofs, main walls and timbers, communal pipes, installations, internal passageways, communal lighting, footpaths and landings.

On this page we have provided our leaseholders with details about their repairs, service charges and insurance. If you are one of our leaseholders you will have received a letter from us explaining how to find the information in the documents below.

Repair charges

Repairs Details 2015-2016

Please click on a tab in the excel spreadsheet for the Management Area your property is in, to see the repairs charges. The Management Area number was in the letter we sent to each leaseholder.

To get a cost for each property the repairs cost is multiplied by the rateable value of flat and divided by the rateable value of management area. For example if the repairs cost £1,000, the rateable value of a flat is £180 and the rateable value of a management area is £750, the charge would be £1,000 x 180/750 = £240.

If you have any queries please contact your Housing Management Officer.

The Service Charge 2015-2016 leaflet gives leaseholders a brief explanation of their service charge for 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016. It should be read with the service charge invoice

Leasehold insurance

Details of the leasehold insurance policy.