Leasehold Advisory Service

March 16, 2009 08:00 ET

Boost for FREE Advice Service for Leaseholders

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - The Leasehold Advisory Service for England and Wales (LEASE) has unveiled a new website at designed to provide leaseholders, freeholders and their advisers with a definitive reference source and help them to find the answers to the problems and queries about residential leasehold and commonhold within a few mouse clicks. LEASE's wide range of free advice notes are available there to download free.

LEASE Chief Executive Anthony Essien stresses that the new website service enhances and does not replace the completely free personal telephone and appointment service that his team of qualified specialist legal advisers offer. Indeed, the free telephone advice service has been extended and is now available for an extra two hours a day, from 09.30am until 5.00pm, every weekday. LEASE dealt with over 30,000 enquiries last year.

"There are over 1.5 million owner-occupied leasehold properties and that proportion is set to increase, especially in the big cities, " said Anthony Essien. "In fact, most leaseholders get along with each other and their freeholder or managing agent perfectly well but, when there is a problem, they need good advice and they need it quickly. That's where LEASE comes in."

Find LEASE at or call them on 020 7374 5380. The service is completely free.

About LEASE:

The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) is an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB) funded by Government to provide free legal advice to leaseholders, landlords, professional advisers, managers and others on the law affecting residential leasehold and commonhold. It also provides a mediation service.

LEASE is funded by -

- Communities and Local Government (CLG)

- Her Majesty's Court Service (HMCS)

- Welsh Assembly Government (WAG)

LEASE provides advice by telephone, by letter or email, or in person at the office; and it can arrange seminars and group meetings where large numbers of leaseholders want to discuss a joint issue.

LEASE publishes a wide range of free advice notes, that are available on request or to download.

Leasehold advisers are available for telephone advice from 9:30am to 5.00 Monday to Friday.

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