A landlord could not get round the requirement to make a “demand for payment of the service charge” within the 18-month time limit specified in law. That was the ruling of the Court of Appeal in a case involving a landlord that held the head lease of the residential parts of a large mixed-use development.
Enfranchisement & Lease Extensions
We understand that the terms ‘enfranchisement’ and ‘lease extension’ can be daunting and often confusing to leasehold owners. Our aim to make the process of simple, hassle-free and as clear as possible to our clients.
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Our team works closely with our Dispute Resolution team to provide you with a wealth of knowledge, practical and useful advice. Enfranchisement is a step you can take to put a bit more value into your property, and we hope to make the process as easy for you as possible.
Upon purchasing a leasehold property, you’re essentially purchasing an interest for a set period of time. Due to the nature of your ownership, it becomes a worthwhile and inevitable step that you will need to purchase an extension to this lease at some point.
The process and requirements can appear daunting and complex but our commercial property and dispute resolution solicitors are quick to provide helpful advice on the required steps, the requirements you satisfy and perhaps the hoops you may need to jump through before you can grow your interest.
With our team on hand, leasehold owners can be rest assured that the correct process is taken and deadlines met. Our team comprises of experienced negotiators who will strive to get you the best possible outcome in terms with your ideals and aims in mind.
Alongside Lease Extensions, our dedicated team are experienced in advising on the complex topic of Collective Enfranchisement. Again, our team strive to make this process as simple and easy for you right from the outset. Providing clear and concise advice about your position from at the very start of your matter, our team are known for providing a distinct picture of the road ahead to enable you to achieve your objective.
Collective Enfranchisement is often complicated. Our team works closely with the Dispute Resolution team, combining decades of experience, to ensure that a well-round approach is taken with every detail considered. Each one of our clients who look to purchase the freehold of their leasehold flat/apartment achieves a service that ensures they are protected throughout negotiations.
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