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The Setting Up Of A Right To Manage Company
Service Charge Disputes
Buy The Freehold
Extend Your Lease With No Ground Rent
Buy The Freehold (collective enfranchisement)
Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (as amended)

The Leasehold Reform Acts that have been put in place over the years have gradually increased the rights for Lessees to force the Landlord to sell the freehold to them.

We can advise with regard to these rights, arrange for the appropriate valuation and as to the likely cost of the same and assist in the issue of an application for the purchase of the freehold and deal with all the procedures for you until the final completion takes place.

Many Lessees are unaware that if a Landlord is absent that they still have the right to purchase the freehold. We can assist with regard to the arranging of the valuations and appropriate applications either to the Land Value Tribunal or the Court to complete such purchases.

This is a particularly important part of any sale as many flats become unsaleable or unmortgageable due to the Landlord being absent and rather than this particular problem arising at the time of the sale, advice be sought to rectify the problem as soon as the Lessees are aware that the Landlord is absent and not complying with his obligations under the Lease.

For further information please feel free to contact us or complete an enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Some points to consider:-
  1. Have you obtained a valuation for the freehold?
  2. How many lessees wish to participate in the enfranchisement?
  3. Do the premises come within the act to enable you to enfranchise?
  4. Are there any commercial premises in the freehold and if so what percentage?
  5. Is there only one Landlord or are there any intermediary ones?
  6. Will all the lessees wishing to enfranchise commit themselves until completion?
  7. Have you considered the costs of the procedure, including the Tribunal costs, bearing in mind the Landlords and surveyors costs have to be paid in part for the notices and valuation?
  8. Are the premises in a good state of repair, as you will be responsible for repairs after completion?
If a Landlord has not complied with hid obligations under the Lease, consideration should be given to an application to appoint of a manager to carry out these obligations or if necessary taking court action against the Landlord for breach of his repairing covenant.

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