Advice for leaseholders

If you buy your flat or maisonette from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, you become a leaseholder. This means that while you own the property, we continue to own the freehold.

The Royal Borough remains responsible for the maintenance of the structure and communal areas of the block and estate. Under the terms of your lease, you are required to pay service charges towards these costs and any major works contracts that are carried out.

Leaseholder information pack

If you are a new leaseholder, you will receive the Leaseholder Information Pack, which provides important information, contact details and explains your rights and responsibilities as a Leaseholder.

Forum and newsletter

Among the services the Royal Borough provides for leaseholders is the leaseholder forum. The forum gives leaseholders a chance to air their views and discuss any issues that they might have.

We also produce a regular newsletter with information and articles of interest to leaseholders.

Home Ownership Service

If you have any questions or need assistance, the Home Ownership Service provides a range of services to leaseholders and freeholders who have purchased their council homes, or bought ex-local authority property on the open market.