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 …

Landlord’s recoverable costs on an enfranchisement claim?

John Lyon’s Charity v Terrace Freehold LLP [2018] UKUT (LC) Leaseholders making a claim to buy their freehold or extend their lease under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 will not only have to pay the cost of the proprietary interest they will be acquiring, but also their landlord’s reasonable legal and valuation costs of dealing with …

Is it a house? Is it a flat? No, it’s a ‘residential unit’

In the Law Commission’s recent paper, Leasehold Enfranchisement: A summary of proposed solutions for leaseholders of houses, published as part of the Commission’s 13th programme of law reform, many suggestions were made for a radical overhaul of the current system in place allowing leaseholders of houses to extend their leases and buy their freeholds.  Amongst the more intriguing suggestions put …