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Information for homeowners about service charges, insurance, and selling your leasehold property
Selective licensing

From 1 July 2024, most private rental properties in Lewisham will need a licence. Landlords with licensable properties who have not applied for a licence will be committing an offence.

Apply before 20 August to benefit from a 20% early bird discount.

Find out who needs a license.

Getting started

Information for new and current leaseholders.

Your property

See your rights and responsibilities, find out about your lease, options to purchase freehold, making alternations and insurance claims.

Service charges

If you're a leaseholder, you'll need to pay us, the landlord, for the services we provide. Find out how to pay your service charge bill.

Paying for major works

Information about major works and how to pay for them

Shared ownership

You can purchase an initial share (between 25% and 75%) of a property, and pay rent to the Council on the remaining share.

Subletting a leasehold property

You don't need permission from us to rent out your leasehold property - but you must tell us if you do.

EWS1 forms

We will aim to provide EWS1 forms wherever required and will be led by the results of Intrusive External Wall Surveys (PAS 9980) being carried out.

Fire safety

Fire safety information and support for leaseholders.

Leaseholder forum

An opportunity for leaseholders to hear about our current housing plans, and have your say on issues that matter.
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