Leasehold Enfranchisement Solicitors

LMK has a dedicated team of lawyers that represents flat owners in London and elsewhere. Clients want to know:

  • Can I benefit from the Leasehold Enfranchisement rules? If you have a lease on your flat, its length shortens every year — and so does its value. Our solicitors can advise you on how you can extend the lease and secure the value of your asset.
  • Can I buy the freehold of my building? As a leaseholder, if you satisfy qualifying criteria, you can buy the freehold with your other leaseholders. We assist with all aspects of the transaction.

The law in this area is complex and it is essential to seek specialist advice. Often the ownership structure of buildings is intricate, particularly in London.

Lease Extension Lawyers

LMK Law has a long history of working to protect leaseholders and is recommended by the Leasehold Advisory Service. We guide clients through the legislation and offer practical and organisational advice. We act for every type of property owner, including leaseholders and freeholders, and in connection with all manner of properties, including individual flats, purpose built blocks, converted houses and mixed use buildings.

Our expertise in this area means we are instructed regularly by both leaseholders and freeholders, and we have built up a strong network of trusted professionals, including specialist surveyors and valuers, with whom we can work closely to establish the correct value of the lease or freehold in discussion.

Where agreement on any aspect of a lease extension of freehold purchase cannot be reached, we advise and prepare for an application to the Property Chamber so that a decision can be made. We will also advise on when it would be appropriate to issue proceedings in the County Court in order to secure your rights under the legislation.

In addition, we regularly advise on other issues affecting landlords and tenants of blocks of flats, including disputes over service charges and other management issues.

Working With You

The same solicitor will deal with your case throughout and will be happy to attend a tenants' meeting to explain the steps involved and provide a detailed breakdown of the likely cost.

Contact Us

For further information, contact Stuart Lawrence or Marc Dewing or contact us online or by phone on 020 8954 7474. We aim to provide a cost-effective service and keep you informed of the procedure involved and how your matter is progressing on a regular and timely basis.