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I want to extend my lease. What are the costs that I will have to pay?

Firstly, you will have to pay the premium for the lease extension.

Secondly, you will have to pay your landlord’s reasonable costs as they are legally entitled to. This is limited to legal and valuation costs e.g. the landlord’s valuation, legal costs of drawing up the new lease and checking your right to make the claim for a lease extension.

Thirdly, you will have to pay the legal and valuation costs for your own solicitor and valuer. If the case proceeds to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), your solicitor or valuer may charge you extra costs for representing you at the Tribunal.

You do not have to pay the landlord’s costs of going to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

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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