Useful Links for Leaseholders

The following links have been picked out by some of our leaseholders with the help of our leaseholder team. If you think of any other links that would benefit other leaseholders, please email the Leasehold Team on Leasehold@bronafon.org.uk

Major work programme

We have a new Major work programme for 2016/17. You can find it here.

Planned maintenance

More information on our planned maintenance programme can be found here.

Advisory Service (LEASE)

Tel: 020 7383 9800
Email:  info@lease-advice.org
Website: www.lease-advice.org/

The Leasehold advisory service is one of the best places to find answers to your residential leasehold questions or problems.

They offer education and training on core issues to help you avoid future problems. Along with free advice on issues including service charges, extending your lease, buying the freehold, right to manage and applying to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (LVT) / Residential Property Tribunal (RPT).

Communities and Local Government

The below link is to a publication provided by the Communities and Local Government. It’s called "Residential Long Leaseholders - A guide to your rights and responsibilities" it explains what you can expect as a leaseholder, your responsibilities around looking after your home and also your rights.

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/booklet.

Government

This link briefly explains the many things that can affect leaseholders and also contains many links with more information. It gives a brief overview of what a leasehold property is and also covers subjects like leaseholder rights & responsibilities, service charges and other expenses, changing or ending a lease and leasehold disputes.

https://www.gov.uk/leasehold-property/overview

Land Registry

This takes you to the land registry, it has useful information on boundaries and land ownership.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry

Gas Safety Register

It is vital for the safety of residents and visitors to blocks of flats that all gas appliances are safe and checked regularly by registered engineers. Here you will find the Gas Safety Register, which will list all gas safe engineers in any specified area.

http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/

Money Advice Service

Full of money saving tips and ideas to help you save money or cut costs in your home.

http://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/

TCBC planning portal

This link is for the planning portal for Torfaen County Council. You will be able to see the weekly list of planning application, get information about Building Control, regeneration and conservation and much more.

http://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/PlanningAndDevelopment/Planning-and-Development.aspx

Holmes & Castle

If you are looking for a tenant to rent your property to or if you are looking to sell your property, Holmes & Castle provide a management & sales service.

http://www.holmesandcastle.com/

Major Works – A Good Practice Guide for leaseholders

The guide has been produced by The Welsh Government, Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), Community Housing Cymru (CHC) and The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE). Social Registered Landlords and Leaseholders in Wales, were asked to be involved in putting it together. Bron Afon staff and leaseholders contributed to the development of this guide.

The guide was launched by Torfaen’s Lynne Neagle A.M. and endorsed by Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children Carl Sargeant A.M.

To download a copy of this plain English guide click on the link below:

http://chcymru.org.uk/uploads/events_attachments/Major_Works_-_Leaseholder_-_English_A5_-_final.pdf