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Protect your investment — Leases below 75-80 years will make it difficult for you to sell or even arrange a remortgage

The Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 entitles qualifying leaseholders to a 90 year extension on their current term and and peppercorn ground rent.

Do I qualify?

You qualify if:

  • You have owned the property for more than 2 years (this is two years from the registration with HM Land Registry).
  • The original lease length is in excess of 21 years.

NOTE: Charitable housing trusts, properties in a cathedral precincts, etc are exempt

Lease extension process – Learn more

What is the leaseholder extension process?

  1. Instruct a surveyor to carry out a valuation (use our tool above)
  2. Instruct a solicitor to serve a Section 42 notice
  3. The freeholder has a maximum of 2 months to respond with a Section 42 notice
  4. Instruct a surveyor to negotiate a fair and reasonable premium
  5. If a premium is not agreed before 6 months has passed from the Section 42 Notice, this is the latest an application to the First Tier Tribunal can be made
  6. Solicitors agree terms of the new lease
  7. Upon agreement of the terms, there is 4 months to complete the process
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What is a Leasehold?

Leasehold means that you own the property, but the land upon which the property is built is owned by the freeholder (or landlord). This gives you the right to occupy the property for as long as the lease is valid.

What is a Section 42 Notice?

A Section 42 Notice (also known as a Tenant’s Notice) is served on the landlord/freeholder of a property and starts the purchase of the freehold or lease extension process. Once a valuation of the property has been carried out by your surveyor they will send the valuation on to your solicitor. Next, your solicitor will serve a Section 42 Notice on your landlord/freeholder advising the amount you are willing to pay for the freehold.

What is the First Tier Tribunal?

The First Tier Tribunal is part of the court system in the United Kingdom. The First tier tribunal (Property Chamber) has 5 regional offices throughout England that deal with settling disputes in relation to leasehold property and the private rented sector.

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