Who is a Leaseholder and what is a lease?

A leaseholder is someone who has purchased a flat or maisonette, within a building owned by Beyond Housing.

We remain the freeholders of your building, and the estate in which it stands. Under the terms of the lease you can live in your home for between 99 and 125 years from the date the lease was created.

Your lease is an important document detailing the contract between us.

What do leaseholders have to pay for?

Each building we manage has a slightly different service charge based on the facilities and services provided. Leaseholders generally contribute towards:

Repairs

Day to day repairs, including structural repairs to the building, communal areas and the outer part of the building

Maintenance

Planned and reactive maintenance to the building

Grounds maintenance

Grounds maintenance

Ground rent

Annual ground rent as stated in your lease

Cleaning

Communal cleaning – if applicable

Lifts

Lift maintenance and provision for replacement lifts (if applicable)

Electricity and lighting

Electricity and lighting to communal areas

Management charges

Management charges

Building insurance

Building insurance as per your lease.

Home Improvements

If you want to make a major change to your home, you’ll need our consent to do so before you begin the work. The best way to do this is to put your permission request in writing – Beyond Housing will not be unreasonably refuse any requests to make alterations or improvement to your home.

That said, permission will be refused where the proposed improvement or alteration will:

  • Affect the structure of the building for which Beyond Housing is responsible for, and therefore Beyond Housing future maintenance liabilities
  • Involve changes to rights of way or communal areas of the building or surrounding land
  • Be likely to reduce the value of the building in any way.

Planning permission or building consent should also be approved before any works commence, if required.

 

If you have a query or any questions

Our Asset Service team look after all our leaseholders, so if you have a query please email asset.services@beyondhousing.co.uk or call us on 0345 065 5656.