If you own a property within a Kirklees Council block, you have a lease from Kirklees Council.
Our leases are usually for a period of 125 years from initial purchase. A leaseholder has a contract with Kirklees Council, which sets out the legal rights and responsibilities on either side.
Kirklees Council's responsibilities
Kirklees Council will normally be responsible for maintaining the common parts of the building, such as the entrance hall and staircase, as well as the exterior walls and roof. We own the structure, any communal areas and land surrounding it.
Leaseholders pay an annual charge. This will depend on the type of home you own, but may include ground rent, building insurance, management fees and structural repairs.
To find out about the Right to Buy scheme, visit Right to Buy
Contact leaseholder enquiries for further information.