Decision details

Extension of leases on leasehold flats owned by the Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to highlight the short unexpired term remaining on the leases of 11 residential flats owned by the Council, and to suggest a statutory basis for extending the leases.

Retaining these properties in Council ownership could save the payment of dilapidation costs to freeholders and would assist in long term planning.


1.         To extend the lease by 90 years for those leasehold flats owned by the Council where the lease currently has less than 80 years to run, at an estimated cost of £1.467m plus an additional £74,000 for associated legal costs.


Publication date: 10/01/2020

Date of decision: 20/01/2020

Effective from: 01/02/2020

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