About Our Residential Leasehold and Enfranchisement Services
Leasehold law is complicated and often misunderstood, even by other professionals. The legislative framework which governs this niche area of law can be a minefield. Statutory provisions are often unclear and in some cases have not been updated in decades. The law surrounding residential leasehold and enfranchisement is under continuous scrutiny by Courts and Tribunals and as a result is always evolving. Due to its abstract and technical nature, matters relating to residential leasehold and enfranchisement matters require specialist advice. Our role is to guide you through the relevant procedures to ensure compliance with the strict statutory timeframes and requirements and to avoid the pitfalls which are often encountered in practice and to ensure that you are fully aware of all of the options open to you.
Adcocks have built a reputation for providing clear and helpful advice on all aspects of residential leasehold and enfranchisement matters including areas of dispute. We are represent both Landlords and Tenants in matters relating to lease extensions, rights to manage claims or collective enfranchisement where leaseholders exercise a statutory right to purchase the freehold of their residential block, deeds of variation and leasehold advice and interpretation. We specialise in these areas but are able to provide advice and assist in most anything residential leasehold related including service charge or other disputes. Unlike other firms we are able to provide in house valuation advice on the level of premium to be paid for a lease extension or freehold purchase. This means that we are often able to handle the process start to finish under one roof.
Part of or work centres around dealing with the sale and purchase of ground rents secured on houses and flats as property investments, enfranchisement – when tenants exercise compulsory rights to purchase the freehold or extend their lease – and when disputes develop between landlords and their tenants. If you need specialist help in any of these areas then we are your natural choice. We act for many ground rent landlords and understand what drives our clients. We have the technical skills to advise in most areas of the applicable law and like all of our services are open and transparent about our charges. We are willing to give presentations to clients about our services and find this helps them a great deal to understand this complex and challenging area.