Useful Leasehold Organisations
The Leasehold Advisory Service provides free advice on the law affecting residential leasehold properties. They advise on issues including service charges, extending your lease, buying the freehold, right to manage and applying to the First Tier Tribunal (formerly known as the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal). First Tier Tribunal - FTT (formerly known as the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal)
If you are a leaseholder, you can appeal to the First Tier Tribunal if you disagree with changes to your lease, including:
- service charges
- extending a lease
- buying the freehold
- insuring the building
The tribunal is independent, and can decide if a charge is too high or unreasonable, or if changes to the lease are fair.