Your council lease

The Deed of Postponement process

A Deed of Postponement is a request for the Council to postpone their charges on a property in relation to a Right-to-Buy discount.

Postponement requests must be made through the solicitor of the leaseholder.

Housing legislation states that we can only agree to postpone our charges for home improvements.

The leaseholder must provide evidence such as:

  • planning or building control permission and/or a quote from a builder.

Before requesting a postponement

You will need to do the following before we can administer your postponement request:

  • Make a formal request via your solicitor. The request must outline property details, re-mortgage amount, and amount to be postponed.
  • The applicant must provide the current market value of the property.
  • The applicant must provide evidence for what the money will be used for:
    • If the application is for home improvements, three quotes must be provided. Evidence of planning or building control permission must be included.
    • We can inspect any home improvements within six months of the work being completed.
  • The applicant must pay the current administration fees and any legal fees.