Leasehold Enfranchisement refers to the powerful and valuable statutory right of flat owners to come together to purchase the freehold of their building.
Purchasing the freehold enables flat owners to take over management ensuring that their building is looked after by people accountable to flat owners rather than a landlord whose only interest is to generate profit.
Enfranchisement also enables flat owners to extend and modernise their leases without having to pay a further premium. This means that flats can be sold or re-mortgaged without their value being adversely affected by short lease terms or outdated content.
The solicitors in our commercial team are recognised experts in the field and will be able to steer you through the process efficiently and effectively. We also have strong links with specialist valuation firms in London and the South East(Brighton), so even if you are just beginning to contemplate a claim to purchase the freehold we will be able to ensure that you get off on the right footing from the very earliest decision making stages.
We also offer a range of services once a freehold has been purchased including lease extensions and management advice.
We were one of the first firms of solicitors to be listed by LEASE the government backed Leasehold Advisory Service.
If you are unsure whether leasehold enfranchisement is appropriate for you, we are happy to meet with you free of charge to discuss the options.
To find out more please complete the online enquiry form or contact Dan Ongley on 01273 384015 or by email