Leaseholders

Renting out your flat

As a leaseholder, you are normally entitled to rent out your flat as long as your mortgagee does not mind.

But, renting out your property may affect your buildings insurance.  This is because your premium is normally based on the fact that you are living in the flat.

If you rent out your property, you will be responsible for making sure that your tenants do not cause a nuisance to other people who live in the block, for example, by making noise or causing damage.  You will also still be responsible for paying the ground rent, service charges and buildings insurance for the flat.

If you decide to rent out your flat, you must fill in and return a Sublet Registration Form within 21 days of renting your flat and tell us your new address and telephone number so that we can keep in contact with you. You will also have to pay a Registration Fee.

For more information please contact the Homeownership Team by emailing Rtb.lease@walthamforest.gov.uk or call 0208 496 4197.

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