Leaseholders

Key in a door

If you own a property within a Kirklees Council block you have a lease from Kirklees Council.  Our leases are usually for a period of 125 years from initial purchase. A leaseholder has a contract with Kirklees Council, which sets down the legal rights and responsibilities of either side.

Kirklees Council responsibilities

Kirklees Council will normally be responsible for maintaining the common parts of the building, such as the entrance hall and staircase, as well as the exterior walls and roof. We will own the structure, any communal areas or the land surrounding it.

Leaseholder responsibilities

Leaseholders pay an annual charge.  This will depend on the type of home you own but may include ground rent, building insurance, management fees, and structural repairs.

 

More information

Contact Kirklees Council and ask for the Leaseholder team.

Buying your home tells you about the Right to Buy scheme.

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