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Leaseholders

Sutton Housing Partnership aims to provide excellent services to all tenants and leaseholders.
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Being a Leaseholder

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 is the freeholder (landlord) of your building, any internal common areas and the gardens and grounds within the estate. The day to day management of the communal areas and grounds is carried out by us. 

As a leaseholder you’ll pay a service charge to the London Borough of Sutton towards the repair and maintenance of common areas, grounds and estates. Full details about your service charge will be included in your lease agreement.

 

 

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 leasehold charges, including debt advice
  • Management of solicitors enquiries when properties are being sold

The Leaseholders Handbook is currently under review by the Leasehold Champions Group.

 

Insurance 

If you have a question about your buildings insurance or need to make a claim.  You must contact your insurers directly as soon as possible after the incident has occurred.  Details of your insurer can be found in your policy booklet.  If you do not have your policy details, you should contact the London Borough of Sutton Insurance team on 0208 770 5000 or you can email them at:   insuranceoffice@sutton.gov.uk 

 

Service charge statements are sent to Leaseholders on a quarterly basis.

Major Work statements are sent to Leaseholders annually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: Thursday 02 February 2017