Leaseholder handbook

If you live in a shared ownership property and pay rent to NCHA on the part of the property that you don't own, you are a leaseholder. 

Your shared ownership lease sets out your rights and obligations as a leaseholder, and your solicitor should have explained the main aspects of this to you as you purchased your home. You should also have been given a copy of your lease at that time. The information provided below gives additional information to our leaseholders, and you can contact us with any queries.

The leaseholder handbook [PDF] details your responsibilities and outlines some aspects of owning your own home including your rent and service charges, and repairs and maintenance.  

Your rights

Our statement of rights sets out your rights and obligations when NCHA, as your landlord, implements a change to your rent and/or service charge. Our home ownership service standard sets out what you can expect from us - they were written with the help of existing leaseholders. 

If you have questions about other legal rights that apply to you and your leasehold, the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) can help you. The service is funded by the government and completely free to use.