What happens if my relationship breaks down? | Frequently asked questions

What happens if my relationship breaks down?

If you hold a joint lease with a partner and the relationship breaks down, one of the partners can take on the lease. You will need our permission and the permission of the mortgage lender. We will try to help and we will give permission if we can. We will not give permission if we think the remaining leaseholder cannot afford to pay the mortgage, service charge and other costs.

If you cannot agree who should take on your lease, you must ask a court to decide.