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Good Neighbours in Flats

Top tips for harmonious leasehold living

ARMA self-service library offers guidance to leaseholders. We would recommend that you view the documents available to see if they can assist.

If they do not, or you require further information then please contact the Leasehold Advisory Service at They are a government funded body who are able to assist you and they provide free information, initial advice and guidance to members of the public about residential leasehold. They are independent and impartial and all of their advisers are legally qualified.

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Posted: 16 / 07 / 2014

Updated: 16 / 07 / 2014

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Living in a leasehold flat is a bit different from living in a freehold home.

The close proximity of neighbours means that there are extra considerations to take on board. You'll also be sharing certain communal spaces and facilities, so it's important to be aware of how your actions could affect others living in your building.

If you're moving from a house to a flat, it may be a culture shock at first, so we've put together some tips on how to be a good neighbour. As you'll see, little bit of respect and consideration for your fellow leaseholders can go a long way.

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