If you have bought your council home from the council, the council usually retain ownership of the land. If your home is a flat, then the council will usually retain ownership of the communal areas of the building and the fabric of the building itself (roof etc). In either case, you will be charged a “Ground Rent”, and our Leasehold Unit will look after the services that are provided to you.
These services include:
The leasehold unit is not responsible for managing council housing or providing services to buildings and estates.
Your lease will set out your rights and responsibilities as a leaseholder.
To request a copy of your lease you can email LeaseHoldServices@slough.gov.uk, there is a fee of £25.00. You can also access a copy of your lease on the land registry website.
Leases may vary in certain details but the following are standard:
As a leaseholder it is your responsibility to:
The Housing Service believes in giving all tenants and leaseholders the opportunity to shape and influence our services to meet the needs and aspirations of our customers. We offer a wide range of different involvement options to make sure you can get involved in a way which suits you. We offer training and support to make sure your involvement delivers a real impact on the service you get. Find out more about tenant and leaseholder participation.
A customer survey (called STAR) was undertaken by a company we commissioned called CR Market Research. All tenants and leaseholders were invited and encouraged to take part. It was part of the housing service’s continued commitment to providing you with the very best housing service and understanding what is important to you.