Home Owner’s Info

Crown Simmons Housing's Leasehold scheme in Surrey, Gunter's Mead. A block of maisonettes over an idyllic pond in green setting.

Part of Crown Simmons Housing’s Leasehold scheme, Gunter’s Mead, in Surrey.

You’re a home owner if you are a leaseholder or resident in a part-rent/part-buy home (shared-owner) home.

In this section you can out more about the terms in your lease and what your lease means, service charges and financial support available to home owners, selling your home and about your rights as a home owner and our responsibilities too.

 

 

 

 

Terms Used in Your Lease

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About Your Lease

Find out more about what information is in your lease.

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Service Charges

Find out more about what your service charge is for, how it is calculated and what to do if you’re having difficulty paying.

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Benefits & Support

Find out about support available for mortgage holders, shared-owners and leaseholders.

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Rights & Responsibilities

Find out about your rights and responsibilities as a leaseholder or shared-owner.

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Leaseholder Consultation

Find out about your rights and responsibilities as a leaseholder or shared-owner.

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Repairs & Home Improvements

Find out about what you can change in your home and what needs our permission.

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Selling Your Home

 

 

 

Find out about the process of selling your home when you wish to leave Crown Simmons Housing.

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Management Fees

All leaseholders pay Crown Simmons a Management fee as part of their Service Charge. Although not an exhaustive list, the following gives details of a few of the items covered by this fee:

  • Opening and administering bank accounts
  • Preparing and distributing service charge budgets/accounts
  • Collecting service charges
  • Accounting for service charges prior to examination by an independent accountant
  • Collecting routine service charge arrears
  • Providing management and routine service charge information to residents
  • Liaising with residents associations
  • Providing professional indemnity insurance for the manager
  • Employing management staff (excluding scheme manager)
  • Inspecting the property to check the condition and deal with repairs
  • Periodic Health & Safety checks( but not specialist checks and tests)
  • Hold annual meetings with residents
  • Drawing up and reviewing risk assessment plans
  • Recruiting and training of scheme managers ( but not advertising or agency costs)
  • Keeping records of residents and tenancy details
  • Preparing specifications for works

 

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