Understanding your lease

 

1. Do you have a copy of the lease? *

 

2. How long is your lease? *

 

3. Are you aware of the parties to the lease? *

 

4. Do you know the physical extent of the property? *

 

5. How well do you understand your rights in relation to common areas in the building? *

 

6. Do you need to have carpet in the flat? *

 

7. Are you allowed to have a pet in the flat? *

 

8. Use of the property *

 

9. Nuisance *

 

10. Ground rent *

 

11. Do you feel you understand the provision in the lease to pay service charges? *

 

12. Does your lease have a provision for a sinking/reserve fund? *

 

13. Insurance *

 

14. Repair and maintenance of the flat *

 

15. Changes to the flat (alterations and additions) *

 

16. The landlord’s rights to access the flat *

 

17. Are you aware of the landlord’s obligation to ensure you have quiet enjoyment over your property and do you know what it means in practice? *

 

18. The landlord’s obligations to repair and maintain the building *

 

19. Responsibility for repairing the window frames *

 

20. What would you do if a neighbour broke a clause of their lease? *

 

21. What happens if you break a clause of the lease? *

 

22. Has a fire risk assessment been completed? *