Real estate dispute resolution

Leasehold enfranchisement

Our leasehold enfranchisement specialists take the complexity away from the issues arising from this complex legal area to find clients the best possible solution.

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Leasehold enfranchisement is complicated. The law is not easy to navigate; complex procedures are involved and there are a number of strict statutory conditions and timeframes to comply with.

Howard Kennedy has a dedicated team with in-depth experience and expertise in this specialised field. We have the knowledge and expertise to be able to successfully drive claims forward to completion providing clients with the highest level of practical and commercial advice. We are equally adept at acting for both landlords and tenants.

Owners of leasehold houses or flats have significant rights, subject to satisfying statutory qualification tests, to purchase the freehold either individually in relation to houses or collectively for a block of flats, or to seek a lease extension. Our team advises on all aspects on leasehold enfranchisement which may affect our clients, including:

  • lease extensions of flats
  • collective enfranchisement (whereby the leaseholders in a building join together and buy the freehold)
  • freehold purchase and lease extension of leasehold houses

Our clients include commercial landlords, managing companies and individuals. We work with other teams within the firm to enable the firm to provide a seamless and coordinated service to clients.

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