Leasehold Reform and Legislative Process

The Government’s statement of 7th January 2021 (and subsequent reporting in the media) has understandably brought about confusion and uncertainty amongst leaseholders. The Government stated that it would introduce certain reforms relating to lease length, ground rents and valuation proposed by the Law Commission “by bringing forward legislation at the next parliamentary session.” That was a very presumptive turn of …

The Leasehold Group warns Government’s leasehold reform proposals ‘fall well short of what is needed’ to reform sector

The Leasehold Group of Companies has described the Government’s proposed reforms to the leasehold system as “window dressing” and has called for more detail to be provided without delay. The Government has announced a range of proposed reforms to the leasehold system that are intended to help leaseholders to own their homes, while reducing the costs involved and making the …

Dom’s top 10 (or 11) things to consider when buying a leasehold property

In this article, Dominic Danvers of Leasehold Law – member firm of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) – offers his guidance on what to consider when purchasing a leasehold property. When buying a leasehold property, leaseholders need to be confident that they are aware of what is and what is not included in their lease and understand any …

Leasehold Law strengthens enfranchisement team with three key appointments

Legal firm Leasehold Law has announced the appointment of three new solicitors. Highly experienced property solicitor Belinda Walkinshaw joined the firm as Managing Partner in March 2020. With more than three decades’ experience in this specialist sector, Belinda leads the firm’s team of leasehold enfranchisement experts. Since her appointment, she has worked closely with Anna Bailey, CEO of the Leasehold …

The Leasehold Group warns fight for leasehold reform is not over as new laws may be “several years” away

The Leasehold Group of Companies has said the Law Commission’s recommendations for enfranchisement reform could pave the way for a comprehensive overhaul of the leasehold system but has cautioned that the fight for reform is not over and any legislation is still several years away. The Law Commission published its long-awaited report on leasehold enfranchisement reform (“Leasehold home ownership: buying …

Leasehold Enfranchisement Solicitor

Leasehold Enfranchisement Solicitor Croydon Full-time, Permanent Leasehold Law LLP was established in 2015 and has already gained a reputation as a ‘disruptor’ in the Leasehold Enfranchisement sector. It provides advice on a wide range of landlord and tenant matters and works directly with two other well-known companies with complementary skills to offer a comprehensive ‘one stop shop’ service to clients. …

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Is your home your own?

Like so many people living in the UK today, it is likely that you are a hard working individual who spent many years accumulating your savings so that you were finally able to buy your dream home. You’ve moved in, celebrated with all of your friends at your house warming party and are now settling in to your new neighbourhood. …

Job Vacancy: Leasehold Enfranchisement Solicitor

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Leasehold Enfranchisement Solicitor within a thriving law firm The Firm Leasehold Law LLP was established in 2015 and has already gained a reputation as a ‘disruptor’ in the Leasehold Enfranchisement sector. It provides advice on a wide range of landlord and tenant matters and works directly with two other well-known companies with complementary skills to …

Default judgment removes tribunal jurisdiction over service charges

Marlborough Park Services Ltd v Leitner [2018] UKUT 230 (LC) Under Section 27A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) has the power to determine whether a service charge is payable and, if it is, the amount which is payable.  However, the tribunal’s jurisdiction to make this determination can be curtailed in certain circumstances.  Relevant …