Our residential leasehold solicitors are experts in lease extensions, enfranchisements, right to manage and absent landlord matters.
We specialise in statutory lease extensions. You can add 90 years to your lease, increase the value of your flat and stop paying ground rent.
Also known as informal or voluntary lease extensions, non-statutory lease extensions may prove easier than the statutory process.
Leasehold enfranchisement is a joint process in which a group of leaseholders compel their landlord to sell them their share of freehold.
We help leaseholders exercise their right to manage without having to prove any fault on the part of the landlord.
Even in the case of an absent landlord, it may be possible to extend your lease, exercise your right to manage or buy your share of freehold.
If your landlord is selling the freehold, you have the legal right of first refusal on the purchase of the freehold interest.
In the absence of any express restriction, a lease is freely assignable (transferable to another party) or may be sub-let.
A licence is required for leaseholders to make internal alterations to their property. We can also produce a retrospective licence to alter.
The Landlord & Tenant Act 1987 says that freeholders must offer the right of first refusal to any leaseholders before selling the freehold.