We have around 1,200 leaseholders across Solihull. Leaseholders are customers who have exercised their right to buy their home, or who have bought it home on the open market.

Leasehold properties are mainly flats. This is because as a leaseholder, you’re essentially buying the inside of the property – think of it as owning everything from the plaster on the walls inwards – but the outside is owned by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, but managed by Solihull Community Housing (SCH).

When you apply to become a leaseholder, you’ll be able to speak to one of the members of the team. This session will cover the rights and responsibilities you will take on once you become a leaseholder, the possible extra costs that could occur and tips on how to get the most out of a lease.

This offer is free – you do not have to take it up but it might help you understand how the whole process works.

Leaseholders get most of the services that tenants do, including gas maintenance checks. We do charge leaseholders for some services.

If you’d like to find out more about being an SMBC leaseholder, please 
email us at info@solihullcommunityhousing.org.uk or call us on 0121 717 1515.