Information for leaseholders: frequently asked questions

We’ve updated this information following the recent government announcements about funding for remediation works in leaseholder homes.

Since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, housing associations have been inspecting their buildings for safety concerns and remediating them as a priority. There is nothing more important to them than the safety of residents and they are committed to this above all else.

We know that the work to ensure homes are safe has caused distress and worry for all residents who have been affected. Leaseholders of flats in affected buildings are facing some particular issues, including:

  • The possibility of unacceptably large bills for remedial works.
  • Difficulty remortgaging, moving, or buying additional shares in their home because mortgage lenders are asking for information about their building in an External Wall System (EWS1) form.

We do not believe that leaseholders should have to pay for works that have been caused by a systemic failure of building regulations.

The government has recently announced measures to protect leaseholders from these costs. Following these announcements, we've updated our leaseholders FAQs document to answer questions around remedial works, shared owners, mortgages and valuations, and what the Building Safety Act means for leaseholders.

Download the FAQs

Who to speak to

Victoria Moffett, Head of Building and Fire Safety Programmes