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Things to know before you buy a leasehold flat

Six guides that will help you when considering buying a leasehold property

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: 13 / 06 / 2017

Updated: 04 / 07 / 2018



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Almost all 'owned' flats in England and Wales are leasehold, as are many houses. Understanding what it means to own a residential long leasehold property can be unclear.

In this series of guides you will find helpful information when considering buying a leasehold property.

  • Your Guide to Leasehold
  • Who is Who in a Block of Leasehold Flats?
  • What is a Lease?
  • The Money - Service Charge and Ground Rent in Leasehold Homes
  • Your Leasehold Home - Making a Complaint
  • Common Misconceptions About Leasehold

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