We worked with some of our leaseholders to pick out these useful links. If you think of any other links that would benefit other leaseholders, please email Leasehold@bronafon.org.uk
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 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).
Here you will find 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.
This briefly explains the many things that can affect leaseholders and it 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 and responsibilities, service charges and other expenses, changing or ending a lease and leasehold disputes.
This is the land registry, it has useful information on boundaries and land ownership.
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.
The Money Advice Service is full of money saving tips and ideas to help you save money or cut costs in your home.
My Bron Afon allows you to check on your annual service charge accounts and report repairs to blocks containing your leasehold properties.
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.
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. Our staff and leaseholders contributed to the development of this guide.
To download a copy of this plain English guide click here.