Find out what your responsibilities are as a council leaseholder, and how to contact us about your lease
You're a leaseholder if you've bought your council home through Right to Buy or from a previous owner.
You'll have a legal agreement with us called a lease.
This means you legally own your home, but we still own and manage the building, for example the block your flat is in.
Your lease explains:
- your rights as the leaseholder
- which parts of the building have been sold to you
- how much ground rent you have to pay and when
- how service charges are calculated and when you should pay them
- which repairs you're responsible for and how other repairs are paid for
You can download our leaseholder handbook (PDF 2.87MB) for more about being a council leaseholder.
Update your details
As a leaseholder, you need to tell us if:
- you sub-let your property to anyone else
- any of your contact details change
If you sub-let, you also need to make sure your tenants follow the rules of your lease.
Contact us about a lease
You can send us a message by:
- email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone on 01273 293 074
- post to Brighton & Hove City Council, Leasehold team, Housing Centre, Unit 1 Fairway Trading Estate, Eastergate Road, BN2 4QE