Lease Extensions Enfranchisement

We have a department that specialises exclusively in "leasehold extensions and enfranchisement". Their work includes the following:

  1. Extending flat leases, pursuant to the Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act 1993 ("the 1993 Act") or, on occasions, by agreement between the Landlord and Tenant. Under the 1993 Act a Tenant is entitled to an extension of the term of their lease for an additional 90 years at a peppercorn ground rent.
  2. "Collective enfranchisement", that is claims under the 1993 Act made together by a majority of Tenants in a building to acquire the freehold and any intermediate leasehold interest from the Landlords.
  3. The purchase of the freehold of leasehold houses pursuant to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
  4. Dealing with rights of first refusal under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987("the 1987 Act"). Where a Landlord wishes to sell the freehold of a residential flats the 1987 Act requires that they first serve notice on the Tenants in the building giving them the opportunity to purchase the freehold on similar terms.
  5. Applications for Right to Manage under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, made by a majority of Tenants in a building through an "RTM Company".

We act for both Landlords and Tenants.

Should you wish to make a preliminary enquiry please contact Yashmin Mistry at ymistry@jpclaw.co.uk.