About Lease Advice

Shula Rich BA MSc

Engaged in leasehold issues since 1991..First in a High Court dispute with wealthy and powerful freeholders over a two million pound repair bill to her block . ( before that she didn’t even realise there was a difference between leasehold and freehold! ) Five years later she planned the team buy out of their freehold under ‘Right of First Refusal’.

Presently Shula co-ordinates BHDLA – (approx. membership 3000). Organises weekly drop-ins, in Brighton, dealing with an average 1500 queries and visits a year. All leaseholders are welcome whether in Brighton or not.

She has chaired Brighton & Hove Private Sector Housing Forum. Chairs the Residents’ Freehold company in her block with 105 flats. Member of the Lord Chancellor’s Working Party on Commonhold. Direct Bar Access on Leasehold and Enfranchisement issues. A director of the Federation of Private Residents Association and one of its honorary consultants. Represented leaseholders on the RICS working party for the Code of Conduct for surveyors

BHDLA – Brighton Hove & District Leaseholders Association (est. 1978)

Our Aims

Look up ‘Leasehold’- there are millions of mentions on internet search sites!

Lease Advice aims to put this information mountain in the right perspective – to advise on the advisors; on the basic issues of leasehold; and on solving the problems successfully. See our Calendar for weekly leasehold events and messages.

Lease Advice is written by Shula Rich who has many years professional and practical experience with leasehold problems.

Contact Lease Advice

Please get in touch with any queries or call in at the drop-in. If you email I’ll do my best to reply within a week with some general pointers as far as I can.

Email: info@leaseadvice.org

Tel: +44 (0)1273 705432

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