Leasehold Extension - Getting Started
An outline of the right to extend the lease of a flat under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
Generally, you will be a qualifying tenant, if your lease was more than 21 years when originally granted and you have been the registered owner of your flat for 2 years. Please note that if your freeholder is the Crown, National Trust or part of a building within a cathedral precinct your flat might be excluded from the right to extend your lease but specialist advice should be taken. 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.
More information you might find useful:
- How long do I have to wait before I have the right to extend my lease?
- Lease Extension – Getting Started
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Lease Extension
- Lease Extension Calculator
- Lease Extension case law
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