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Do I qualify for collective enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993?

To be a qualifying leaseholder requires a long lease, which is generally:

Where there are other types of leases specialist advice should be taken.

But, even if the leaseholder satisfies the above criteria, he or she will not be a qualifying leaseholder if any of the following cases apply:

The building

There is no right of collective enfranchisement (but there is a right to renew the lease) where:

Some properties may be completely excluded from the rights of collective enfranchisement:

Buying the freehold 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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