New advice line

A new service is now available. Lawyers, managing agents and other professionals working in the sector will access LEASE advice through an online booking system. No more waiting on hold select your slot, call the number provided and get the advice you need. Written advice is also available.

A 20 minute slot will cost just 45 (plus VAT). A 40 minute slot for advice in writing is 90 (plus VAT).

Are you a professional with an issue that youd like to discuss with a LEASE adviser?

Click here to book your first appointment

The revenue from this new service will, as always, be going to support our free service for leaseholders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about LEASE, or any aspect of residential leasehold law, please refer to the options below. As there are many different questions and answers you may find it easier to find information using the Search facility to the right of this page.

Please note that the questions are sorted in order of popularity (the number of times that question has been clicked on). The most popular questions appear first.

If your question doesn't appear, or you need further information or clarification, please contact us.


The FAQs are grouped according to subject matter. Please select a category from the list:


Rights and Obligations under a Lease Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Lease Variations Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Lease Extension Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Buying the Freehold of Flats Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Houses - Buying the Freehold and Lease Extension Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Houses - General Issues Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Service Charges Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Service Charges - Management Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Insurance Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Section 20 Consultation Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Administration Charges Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Application to the LVT (Wales) Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Breach of Lease Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Licenses/Consent Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Right of First Refusal Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Right to Manage Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Appointment of a Manager Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Ground Rent Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Retirement Housing Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Purchase/Sale Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Shared Ownership Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Right to Buy Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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Glossary Open a print-friendly version of these questions and answers

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