Need advice on lease extension and renewal? We can help.
Leasehold enfranchisement relates to the process of collective enfranchisement and statutory lease extensions for flats, introduced by the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
Our team has many years’ experience acting for Landlords and Tenants in connection with all aspects of Leasehold Enfranchisement.
Although they are often not aware of them, Tenants have extensive rights with regard to leases and property laid out in law and we can provide the guidance and support that is needed to fully understand both these rights and their implications.
We can assist in four key areas:
- Individual lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
- Collective Enfranchisement – The collective exercise of rights by a group of tenants to acquire the freehold of a block of flats under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
- The collective exercise of Rights to Manage under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.
- The exercise of rights of first refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.
Being something of a hybrid area of law, combining aspects of property, dispute resolution and company law, we often work alongside other teams in the firm and other professionals in order to provide our clients with comprehensive advice.
Time limits in Leasehold Enfranchisement legislation are strict, and this can be a minefield for those that are not entirely familiar with the legislation. We work with our clients, providing them with a straight forward and pragmatic approach and ensuring that they know their rights and are able to exercise them as effectively and economically as possible.