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 …

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 …