The LEASE advice guides provide detailed advice on the core issues that affect leasehold property. They are written, and regularly reviewed, by our team of professional legal advisers.

Please remember that these are guides only, and are not a substitute for personal legal advice.

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Service charges and other issues

Read More A guide to service charges, administration charges, ground rent, recognised tenants associations and forfeiture.

Leasehold Extension - Getting Started

Read More An outline of the right to extend the lease of a flat under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

Living in Leasehold Flats - A guide to how it works

Read More An explanation of the nature and typical rights and obligations that relate to the ownership of a leasehold flat.

Section 20 Consultation for Private Landlords, Resident Management Companies and their Agents

Read More Outline guide to consultation for qualifying works to a building and qualifying long term agreements.

Leasehold Extension - Valuation

Read More An outline of the valuation principles to determine the price for extending a lease of a flat under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

Right to Manage

Read More Outline of the right for leaseholders of a building containing flats to take over the management of the building.

Application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)

Read More Outline of applying to the Tribunal under its various jurisdictions, save for valuation applications.

Collective Enfranchisement - Getting Started

Read More Outlining the qualification criteria and procedure in relation to collective enfranchisement (buying the freehold) of a residential leasehold building (flats)

Shared Ownership Leases

Read More Explains what shared ownership leasehold is and how it works.

Leasehold Houses - Valuation for enfranchisement

Read More How much does it cost to buy the freehold of a leasehold house? This guide outlines the valuation principles for enfranchising a leasehold house

Security of tenure when the lease runs out

Read More Rights that a leaseholder has when their lease expires.

Summaries of rights and obligations - Service Charges - England

Read More A note on the information that must accompany a service charge demand.

Appointing a Managing Agent - The need, selection and working with them

Read More A guide to assist those looking for a managing agent.

Section 20 Consultation for Council and other public sector landlords

Read More Outline guide to consultation for qualifying works to a building and qualifying long term agreements highlighting the obligations of public sector landlords.

Collective Enfranchisement - Valuation

Read More An outline of the valuation principles to determine the price for acquiring the freehold of a building containing flats under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

Right of First Refusal

Read More Outline of the right of pre-emption given to qualifying tenants when their immediate landlord is disposing of his interest.

Leasehold Retirement Housing

Read More A guide to leasehold in the retirement sector.

Alternative Dispute Resolution - Mediation, Arbitration and Adjudication

Read More Introduction to forms of dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration and adjudication.

Summaries of rights and obligations - Administration Charges - England

Read More A note on the information that must accompany a demand for administration charges.

Appointment of a Surveyor, Management Audits

Read More Leaseholders' rights to management information under 1993 and 1996 Act, covering the right for a tenant's association to appoint a surveyor and carry out a management audit

Application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal - Wales

Read More Outline of applying to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, save for valuation applications.

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