The owners of leasehold property have rights under legislation to extend the terms of their leases, to purchase the freehold of their property and to obtain rights to manage their property in place of their freeholder.
This area of law can often be complex and full of potential pitfalls as there are several complex procedures to follow and it is essential to comply with the deadlines imposed by the legislation. Our specialist solicitor has 10 years experience in dealing with such claims and has represented clients in Tribunals and the County Courts in respect of the legal aspects of such claims. She also works very closely with specialist valuers and can refer you to an appropriate valuer with experience in this complex technical area.
We work on all project sizes from single straightforward lease extension claims to freehold purchases of any building size from two flat buildings to larger buildings with several flats. We act for lessees, freeholders and intermediate landlords with headleases, and provide a well-organized, personal and approachable service. We work closely with you through all stages of the process and can advise on the organisation and project management necessary in order to commence and progress such claims. We also provide an indication of the likely costs for all stages of the process.
We can help with the following:
- Extension of an individual lease
- Collective Enfranchisement (purchase of freehold by lessees of block of flats)
- Right to Manage
- Rights of First Refusal
- Missing Landlord situations
Calvert Smith & Sutcliffe are pleased to be a member of ALEP (the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners) the professional association set up to promote best practice and act as a forum for sharing knowledge within Leasehold Enfranchisement. Members are vetted to ensure they have the appropriate expertise and checked annually to ensure they have the necessary volume of work to maintain this expertise.
Calvert Smith & Sutcliffe are also registered with the Leasehold Advisory Service and appear on their list of solicitors practising in this field.
Please contact Sarah Osbourne on 020 8940 0017
We are accredited members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)