Leasehold Help and Advice

The team at Orchard Block Management want to be as helpful as possible. When we set our business up we found that it can be really hard to find leasehold help and advice that is impartial and genuinely helpful. That’s why we have put together this page, drawing together advice from our own experiences as well as other reputable sources across England and Wales.

Leasehold help and advice

The Legal Bit

This information is general in nature and should not be relied on in relation to any particular property transaction, purchase or action. It is only for use in helping signpost you or assist you in taking action. It only applies to properties in England and Wales. You will need to take advice from your solicitor about any property you have agreed to buy or lease before you are committed to buy it – this will usually mean before you enter into a contract to buy it.


Free downloads

Here are a number of links to free downloads of information either from our site or reputable sources in the UK.



Block Management Jargon

This is our own collection of simplistic definitions of terms associated with property in general.


The Five Step Right To Manage Guide

If you are or represent a group of residents looking into the Right To Manage then this is a simple guide that can help.


Thinking of Buying a Flat?

Here is a helpful guide from the Leasehold Advisory Service


Interest Groups, Advisory Services and Trade Associations

Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA)

The trade association ARMA helps to self regulate the world of managing agents. It has its own code of practice which its members adhere closely to.


Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE)

Lease is a UK Government backed and funded organisation formed to provide leasehold advice and help to all.


Institute of Residential Property Managers (IRPM)

The institute provide help and advice to property managers and agents including a recognised professional qualification structure.