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Leasehold: Repairs and Maintenance

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 48604, tabled on 18 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of 999 year leases on leaseholders that require maintenance on their properties.

Answered on

26 May 2020

All leasehold properties will require regular building maintenance to ensure safety and relevant legislation is complied with, whatever the length of the lease. The responsibility to ensure appropriate maintenance may fall on the freeholder or a right to manage company, or managing agent acting on their behalf. The maintenance obligations are set out in the lease and the cost is usually recoverable from the leaseholder through service charges.