Renewing your council lease

Leaseholders may have the right to apply to renew their lease. We will only consider lease extension applications under the statutory provisions of the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. You are advised to seek independent legal advice and/or consult with a valuation adviser before making an application.

Once accepted, a new lease can be purchased which adds a further 90 years to the current unexpired term of the lease. 

To qualify you must have held your lease for at least two years. 

You can read the Lease Extensions – Info for Leaseholders sheet for details of the process, including the Council’s current fees which the leaseholder is liable for. A Section 42 Notice template is also available.  To clarify any queries please contact the Property and Land Officer on 020 8871 8361 or email