Sutton Housing Partership aim to provide excellent services to all tenants and leaseholders.
As a leaseholder, you have bought the right to live in your home for a fixed amount of time as outlined in your lease agreement.
You don’t own the land surrounding you home or the building it’s in. If you decide to sell your home, the new buyer will purchase the years remaining on your lease.
The London Borough of Sutton will be the freeholder of your building, any internal common areas and the gardens and grounds within the estate.
If you’re a leaseholder you’ll pay a service charge to Sutton Housing Partnership towards the repair and maintenance of common areas, grounds and estates. Full details about your service charge will be included in your lease agreement.
Please click here to view the Leaseholders Handbook
If you're a Sutton Housing Partnership leaseholder and want to learn more about your rights and responsibilities, you can download our useful guide to service charges.
View the service charges leaflet
Our staff have specific roles to support leaseholders and provide the following services for you;
- Calculating and collecting day-to-day service charges
- Consulting on major works and other contracts where required
- Invoicing and collecting major work charges
- Management of solicitors enquiries when properties are being sold
- Providing general advice on leasehold insurance and other matters.
During the current financial year we intend to itemise block and estate repairs at the end of each quarter.
Service charge statements are sent to Leaseholders on a quarterly basis.
Major Work statements are sent to Leaseholders annually.
Extending Your Lease
Most lessees who satisfy an ownership test have the right to buy, at a fair price, a new lease expiring 90 years after the expiry of their present lease. To qualify, you must have owned your flat for the preceding two years. In addition, you must pay the Landlord's costs incurred during the enfranchisement process.
To discuss this matter further, or to obtain an application form please call the Conveyancing Team at London Borough of Sutton on 020 8770 5000.
You can also contact the The Leasehold Advisory Service' (LEASE), telephone 020 7374 5380, www.lease-advice.org for further information.