Extending your lease has been a legal right to qualifying leaseholders since 1993. Leases will continue to get shorter, in some areas 40-60 year leases are now common place.
To claim your statutory lease extension you need:
You can also serve notice then sell your right to extend your lease to a new purchaser so they don’t have to wait 2 years to qualify.
Claiming a statutory lease extension requires serving a formal legal notice on the Freeholder and all intermediate landlords.
Also known as "collective enfranchisement" freehold purchase is the process that enables groups of leaseholders to club together and force the freeholder to sell them the freehold.
To claim your right to buy the freehold you need:
If you can't raise the money to buy the freehold why not consider claiming your right to manage, find out more about right to manage now
Leasehold enfranchisement is a complex area and we have a whole website www.leaseholdguidance.co.uk written to guide consumers through the various complex processes.
Questions you should ask when selecting your enfranchisement team: