Leasehold Houses - Valuation for enfranchisement
How much does it cost to buy the freehold of a leasehold house? This guide outlines the valuation principles for enfranchising a leasehold house
The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 enables you, if you qualify, to apply to the County Court to acquire the freehold. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the freeholder. In some cases an enquiry agent may be useful to carry out a search and to produce a report which can be used as evidence that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on investigating the freeholders absence and the application to the County Court.
Buying the freehold 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:
- Houses – Qualification and Valuation
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Houses – Enfranchisement and Lease Extension
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