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LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT

 

Leasehold enfranchisement ( often referred to as ‘freehold purchase’ or ‘collective enfranchisement’) refers to a group of tenants [technically leaseholders], who own flats in the same building, collectively purchasing the freehold interest from the landlord. Our property solicitors will guide you step by step.

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If you are considering embarking on the enfranchisement process, the Property solicitors team can help with:

Preparation of information for the action, setting up the company, serving the Initial Notice, Responding to the landlord’s requests for substantiation of the claim, conveyancing of the title, amending the terms of the lease after enfranchisement

Collective enfranchisement

 

 You’ll have to be aware that you and your fellow residential leaseholders are legally entitled to collectively purchase the freehold of your block – known as a collective enfranchisement.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this can be a complex process with the potential for hiccups along the way, particularly if the freeholder decides to mount a strong defence

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Experienced

Hodders solicitor have been in the business for over 150 years and has gained over the years experience and expertise.

Transparency

Always setting up the basis for honest and open when communicating.

Get the best deal

If you're looking for the best deal you should work only with the best!

Professional

True expertise and experience is what make our clients come back every time.

OUR PROCESS

Listening client
01

We always listen our clients and their needs to understand what we can do with them during our process and make things easy.

Define your goals
02

What is the purpose of your goal? Why was it created? How can we maximise the outcome?

Action plan
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Planning helps us prepare for the obstacles ahead and keeps us on track. And with an effective action plan, we can boost productivity and keep the focus on your goals.

Execution
04

Ideas are yesterday, execution is today and excellence will see you the following day.

Ideas are yesterday, execution is today and excellence will see you the following day.

Listening client

01

We always listen our clients and their needs to understand what we can do with them during our process and make things easy.

Action plan

03

Planning helps us prepare for the obstacles ahead and keeps us on track. And with an effective action plan, we can boost productivity and keep the focus on your goals.

02

Define your goals

What is the purpose of your goal? Why was it created? How can we maximise the outcome?

04

Execution

Ideas are yesterday, execution is today and excellence will see you the following day.

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TOP LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT LAWYERS

 

Leasehold enfranchisement covers a collection of rights available to tenants of flats and houses who hold their properties on ‘long’ leases originally granted for a term of over 21 years. Broadly speaking, the rights can be divided into two camps: extending the term of their lease or acquiring the freehold of their building.

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LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT LAW

 

The recommendations in  leasehold enfranchisement include:

  • providing a new right to leaseholders of both houses and flats to a lease extension for a term of 990 years, with no ongoing ground rent under the extended lease;
  • providing a new right for leaseholders to “buy out” the ground rent under their lease without also having to extend the length of their lease;
  • removing the requirement for leaseholders to have owned their leases for two years before exercising enfranchisement rights and allowing flat owners to buy the freehold of a block where up to 50% of the building is commercial space;
  • making it easier and cheaper for leaseholders of flats to enfranchise by providing for groups of flat owners to acquire multiple buildings in one claim and allowing leaseholders to require landlords to take “leasebacks” of units within the building which are not let to leaseholders participating in the claim;
  • ensuring that a leaseholder is protected against the imposition of onerous or unreasonable obligations on acquisition of the freehold title to his or her home;
  • replacing the various procedures for making enfranchisement claims with one, streamlined procedure;
  • providing that all enfranchisement disputes and issues should be decided by the Tribunal; and
  • eliminating or controlling leaseholders’ liability to pay their landlord’s costs, in place of the current requirement for leaseholders to pay their landlord’s uncapped costs, which can equal or exceed the enfranchisement price.