Accessibility Statement
Text size:

Home owners

As a private home owner there are a number of options available too you if you wish to change your housing situation already covered in this information section. 

This section covers other options also available to you if you are, or are wanting to become, a home owner. 

You only own a leasehold property for a fixed period of time.

You’ll have a legal agreement with the landlord (sometimes known as the ‘freeholder’) called a ‘lease’. This tells you how many years you’ll own the property.

Ownership of the property returns to the landlord when the lease comes to an end.

Most flats are leasehold. Houses can be leasehold too and usually are if they’re bought through a shared ownership scheme.

Find our more information about being a leaseholder from

If you are a Leeds City Council leaseholder view information specific to you. 

Leeds Homeshare helps an older person with every day tasks while sharing their home at a discounted rent. 

Homeshare matches someone who needs some help to live independently in their own home (Homeowner) with someone who has a housing need (Homesharer).

A homeshare gives you:

  • great value accommodation
  • a friendly and homely place to live
  • the chance to help someone keep their independence
  • a rewarding experience that looks great on your CV
  • a way to learn new life skills and make a new friend

Find out more about Leeds Homeshare

Last updated: 6/10/2024