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Leasehold Management Policy

This policy outlines Basildon Borough Council's approach to meeting its obligations and responsibilities, as the freeholder of buildings, which are not contained within the lease but may affect their properties and the communal areas/services provided.

The Council has dedicated resources in place relating to leasehold management, to effectively manage matters including service charges, breaches of lease and conveyancing. These obligations are contained within primary legislation and cannot be surpassed by Council policy.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the individual lease issued at point of sale along with the leaseholders' handbook. Leases vary and leaseholders should therefore refer to their individual lease for the legal position regarding both theirs, and the Council's obligations. This policy will be reviewed regularly in order to ensure the outcomes and priorities of leasehold management are met.