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Pre Assignment Pack Southwark Crown

The sale or remortgage of a leasehold property will need our response to a number of questions relating to the lease or transfer of covenants and other management information.

If you’re a leaseholder and selling your home, you or your solicitor may be asked to obtain pre-assignment information from us. This is a standard pack of details about your property, including any planned major works.

The pre-assignment information for leasehold properties includes:

  • 3 year service charge history
  • current service charge account balance and statement (including ground rent)
  • date and length of the lease
  • lease provisions regarding the payment of service charges
  • block description and number of properties in the block that have been sold
  • details of section 146 notices served on the property for non-payment of the service charge and any additional courts fees and interest payable
  • breaches of lease
  • details of any lease breaches committed
  • list of section 20 notices served on the address
  • planned major works for the block and/or estate
  • if the property is part of a Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) with contact details if applicable
  • confirmation as to whether the property is managed by a management company
  • landlord’s name and address
  • notice fee.

The pre-assignment information doesn't include:

  • a fire risk assessment for the building
  • information on asbestos
  • building insurance information

You will need to request these separately.

If you’re a solicitor and your client is buying a Lambeth leasehold property, then please ask the seller’s solicitor to request the pre-assignment pack as some information is covered under data protection.

Pre-assignment information

If you’re a leaseholder and selling your home, you or your solicitor may be asked to obtain pre-assignment information from us. This is a standard pack of details about your property, including any planned major works. The pre-assignment pack can also be used by your solicitor to complete the Law Society LPE1 form.

The pre-assignment information for leasehold properties includes:

  • 3 year service charge history
  • current service charge account balance and statement (including ground rent)
  • details of section 146 notices served on the property for non-payment of the service charge and any additional courts fees and interest payable
  • building insurance schedule and policy booklet
  • list of section 20 notices served on the address
  • planned major works for the block and/or estate
  • asbestos risk assessment for the building (communal parts only)
  • notice fee
  • landlord’s name and address
  • details of any management company acting on the council’s behalf

The pre-assignment information doesn't include a fire risk assessment for the building. You will need to request this separately.

If you’re a solicitor and your client is buying then please ask the seller’s solicitors to request the pre-assignment pack as some information is covered under data protection.

If you need details of planned major works you can view our current major works investments programme.

Get a pre-assignment pack

  • pre-assignment pack costs £208.50
  • we aim to send it within 10 working days of payment

We can offer a 2 working day service for £287.00 depending on available resources.

Selling a freehold property

If you own a freehold house on an estate and pay service charges, your solicitor may still need to make enquiries with us by completing the form above. The purchaser will also need to enter into a Deed of Covenant with the council. This can be obtained by contacting our residential conveyancing team.

Page last updated: 18 May 2017

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