Leasehold Guides

The sale of leasehold properties has been on the increase over the last decade, so to help you better understand the ins and outs of the tenure, we’ve put together some handy guides that deal with issues you may face when it comes to buying or selling your leasehold home. Learn more about what it means to be a leaseholder and read our ground-breaking leasehold research.

LEASEHOLD: A LIFE SENTENCE

Imagine having to pay escalating ground rent costs, extortionate alteration fees and be unable to sell your home – well that’s the reality that thousands of leasehold homeowners in the UK face today. Our report breaks ground on the leasehold scandal and sets out our robust recommendations to tackle the growing problem of life sentence leaseholds.

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Freehold vs leasehold – the key differences

Experienced estate agent, Ian Harris explains the key differences between leasehold and freehold property. Read our guide.

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Buying a leasehold property – what you need to know

Did you know that four in ten new properties in England and Wales are now sold as leasehold, ranging from one bedroom flats in city centres, to four bedroom detached homes in rural areas? More info...

Houses

Should you buy the freehold to your flat?

If you own a flat it is likely that you will not hold the freehold to the property. You will most likely be paying, not only your mortgage but also ground rent to the owner of the freehold. So what are the benefits and pitfalls of buying the freehold? More info...