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Do I qualify to buy the freehold of my flat under the law?

To be a qualifying leaseholder under the law 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 to buy the freehold (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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