Leasehold council properties
Over 1000 of our flats and maisonettes have been sold under the 'Right to Buy' and the owners are council leaseholders
The freeholds are still owned by the Council and we have certain responsibilities to the leaseholders. For example we need to keep structural parts of their buildings in good repair and we provide services for communal areas. We consult leaseholders before major works to their blocks are carried out.
Leaseholders pay service charges towards these costs. Leasehold matters are dealt with by our Home Ownership Team email@example.com
Direct Debit saves time and may be the simplest way to pay your estimated leasehold charges. We offer a choice of payment dates to help you organise your finances. You can pay on any day of the month. Click on one of the following links to download a direct debit mandate:
Download the Leaseholders Handbook here:
Council leaseholders have a right to be involved in the way their homes are managed, in much the same way as tenants. The Leaseholders Association represents all leaseholders and has representatives on the Epping Forest Tenants and Leaseholders Federation. The Association meets with representatives from the Council on a regular basis. Any leaseholder issues can be discussed, such as service charges and building maintenance. Ask the Home Ownership Team for more information about the Leaseholders Association at firstname.lastname@example.org