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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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Do I have to go through the Act to extend my lease?

You don’t have to use the law when negotiating a lease extension with your landlord. You can either negotiate formally or informally your lease extension with your landlord.

If you use the formal process, you are using the law to negotiate.

Otherwise, you can negotiate informally with your landlord to extend your lease, either on the same terms as under the Act or on different terms. If you cannot agree the terms you will not be able to go to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) unless you have applied to extend your lease under the Act.

Download a template informal letter enquiring about lease extension of a flat, or to purchase the freehold of a house or flat

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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