Buying the freehold of your property

Buying the freehold of your property

In certain circumstances, you may be able to buy the freehold of your property:

  • All properties in your block must be purchased from Newcastle City Council on a leasehold basis.
  • All leaseholders must agree to the purchase.
  • You and all other leaseholders must have been the registered owners of your properties for at least 2 years.
buying freehold

There is a formal procedure that you must follow to purchase the freehold and you will need a solicitor to complete it with you who will serve a notice on Newcastle City Council.

There will be a cost for buying the freehold and you would also be required to pay the Council’s fees.

We recommend that you seek independent profession advise in relation to the process including checking eligibility, assessment of purchase price and preparation and service of notice.

Contact us

For help and advice you can contact our Home Ownership team

Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Telephone: 0191 278 7725

E-mail: leasehold@yhn.org.uk

Postal address: Home Ownership Team, YHN House, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7LX

Further information

The Leasehold Advisory Service provides free advice to Leaseholders and offers a mediation service to help resolve disputes without the need to go to court. If you filed a complaint with us and were unsatisfied with the outcome, you can approach the Leasehold Advisory Service for advice on the situation.

Telephone: 020 7832 2500

Online: www.lease-advice.org

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