The process of extending your lease or acquiring the freehold of houses or blocks of flats, the latter known as “collective enfranchisement”, can be full of pitfalls for the unwary and often tight deadlines to meet. Download a free copy of A landlord's guide to lease extensions from the National Landlords Association produced in association with Seddons.
Seddons has extensive experience in this specialist area of the law, providing practical and commercial advice to freeholders and flat owners.
Our dedicated team is headed by a leading practitioner who was instrumental in pioneering the Leasehold Amendment Act 2014 and continues to work with parliamentarians on issues within the leasehold sector.
We also have significant expertise in taking claims through to Tribunal and have been involved in a number of landmark cases.
Acting for landlords, tenants and managing agents, we guide clients from start to finish through every aspect of the process.
We advise clients on a wide range of matters, including their:
- Rights when the freeholder is missing and/or failing to comply with their obligations under the lease
- Right to manage claims for blocks of flats
- Rights of first refusal in the event that a freeholder is disposing its interest.
Seddons is an active member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).