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Collective Enfranchisement (buying the freehold of your building)


Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (as amended)

The right for leaseholders of a building, or part of a building, to join together and buy the freehold of that building from their freeholder (landlord).


Exceptions to the right to buy the freehold

Other exceptions

Property included in the claim



The participating leaseholders are required to pay the freeholder’s reasonable, legal and surveyor’s costs as well as their own costs. Each party pays their own costs of the Tribunal proceedings, if it gets that far.

The Tribunal also has jurisdiction to rule on the reasonableness of the landlord’s costs.

LEASE is governed by a board, appointed as individuals by the Secretary of State for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.