Getting Leaseholder Changes From Southwark

Being a leaseholder with Southwark Council as the freeholder can be beyond frustrating sometimes.

One aspect is to make changes to your property you need Southwark Council to give their permission. This can be a costly and time consuming process.

This table gives an idea of how the backlog of such requests grew over time:

2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
How many leaseholders requests to improve their properties? 39 213 208 266 228
Max. charge per request? £203 £213 £325 £341 £368
How many refused? 0 1 0 2 0
How many agreed? 12 100 98 109 75
Outstanding/backlog 27 140 250 407 560
Total money charged? £20,235 £19,920 £24,908 £26,379

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