Enfranchisement & Lease Extension

Whether you are a Landlord or a Tenant, at Herrington Carmichael LLP we have a wealth of knowledge to help guide you through the process.

Introduced to restore the historical imbalance between the inherently disadvantaged Tenant and the monopolistic Landlord, laws on leasehold enfranchisement now provide for a breadth of collective and individual rights.

Our services:
We offer a full range of services for both Landlords and Tenants in relation to:

  • Lease extensions of flats and houses (both under the statutory procedure and by private treaty)
  • Enfranchisement of leasehold houses
  • Collective Enfranchisement and Rights to Manage for groups of tenants
  • Rights of First Refusal

It’s important to understand the rights available to you if you are a Tenant to ensure you are able to maximise the value of you asset, and it is equally important for Landlords to be aware of what rights their tenants have to ensure that they deal with their reversionary estate in the best way possible. We would suggest that you contact us to discuss your options at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you take the best steps forward in realising your property value.

The Leasehold Advisory Service is an excellent resource and one stop shop for initial advice, facts and figures.

See our frequently asked questions about lease extensions here.

See our frequently asked questions about statutory lease extensions of flats here.

For further information please contact Joshua Watkins on 01276 854 948.  

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Led by practice head Tim Hardesty, the team at Herrington Carmichael LLP has ‘an intelligent and business-like manner’ and ‘always provides a first-class service that is excellent value for money’. It acts for an impressive roster of residential builders and investors as well as broader commercial property clients. The group’s recent work includes the purchase of development sites for substantial house building, commercial borrowing mandates, and handling the acquisition of an office leasehold for an overseas client. Mark Izquierdo stands out for his ‘outstanding expertise  combined with a fine legal brain and an uncompromising level of business and commercial acumen’ and Daniel York, who leads on landlord and tenant and secured lending work, is ‘a good leader’. Other key team members include Claire McSorley and new hire associate Terri Warren, who joined from Perrins Solicitors LLP and has many years experience in social housing and acquisitions work.

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