Leaseholder resources

There is much information available on the internet for leaseholders.  Below we set out some of the sources that leaseholders may wish to research to find the answer to general questions regarding leasehold and leasehold law.

Lease

Lease (aka the Leasehold Advisory Service) is a government-funded body designed to provide support and advice to residential leaseholders.  Their website provides useful advice guides, and leaseholders can also telephone or email/write requesting advice.  Lease usually asks that you send a copy of your lease with your query.  A copy of a typical Canary Riverside residential lease can be found here

Federation of Private Residents' Associations

RACR is a member of the FPRA,  a not-for-profit lease advice, support and lobbying organisation for private residential leaseholders, tenants’ and residents’ associations, Residential Management Companies and Flat Management Companies.   Copies of their quarterly newsletter can be found here.  

Leasehold Knowledge Partnership

LKP "exists to protect ordinary leaseholders from being fleeced by landlords and their agents. They exploit the many opportunities offered by this flawed form of property tenure.".  Our MP, Jim Fitzpatrick, is an avid supporter of changes to leasehold law and is a patron of LKP.  

Links to LKP articles relating to Canary Riverside's Tribunal actions can be found here, and West India Quay's here.  

Tanfield Chambers

Canary Riverside lessees have in the past been represented by Amanda Gourlay of Tanfield Chambers in their legal actions.  Amanda writes and award-winning blog, Law and Lease.  Interesting articles written by Tanfield barrister Katie Gray include a summary of the West India Quay utilities dispute, and the nuisance caused by AirBnB to residential leaseholders. 

ARMA - Association of Residential Managing Agents

ARMA provides useful resources for residential leaseholders, and have a leasehold library.   HML Andertons are members of ARMA.