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Want to take over the management of your building?

Our E-Learning platform has modules for leaseholders looking to manage their own building using a RTM company.

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Am I a qualifying tenant for lease extension?

Generally, you will be a qualifying tenant, if your lease was more than 21 years when was originally entered into and you have  owned your flat for 2 years.

However, even though you may be a qualifying tenant under the law, there may be other restriction that may prevent you from extending your lease.

This would be the case if your freeholder is the Crown, National Trust or part of a building within a cathedral precinct.

If you believe that this is your case then you may consider obtaining  some specialist advice before you proceed.

Shared ownership leases will not qualify unless they have staircased to 100%.

Lease extension can be a difficult process. We recommend you get professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area.


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