Enfranchisement & Lease Extension: A User’s Guide
Acting for flat owners ‘extending’ a flat lease or making a claim for collective enfranchisement, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, can be fraught with complexity and potential pitfalls for the unwary. This course will guide you through the statutory requirements whilst avoiding the ‘bear traps’ that await the unwary landlord or tenant.
This session, aimed primarily at lawyers, is designed for those new or returning to the field of leasehold enfranchisement & extension.
What You Will Learn
- Can a claim be made? Qualifying buildings, qualifying tenants, PRs, missing and intermediate landlords;
- Do you know the statutory timetable? Why understanding it is crucial, where to find it and how to use it;
- The procedure: claim notices, counter-notices: effective drafting and where, when and how to serve;
- How much will it cost? The premium, the valuer’s role, costs and other payments;
- Can you change the lease terms?
- Assigning the tenant’s interest: lessons from Villarosa v Ryan;
- ‘Informal’ claims - should you be advising this?
Quick Quiz - Test Your Knowledge: Just click Leasehold Enfranchisement
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