Lease Extensions

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Need a lease extension?

If you are buying a flat with a lease less than 80 years we suggest you ask us to provide you with a fee for a lease extension, typically adding 90 to 999 years to the existing lease.

The Act for a Formal leasehold extension

Leasehold extension is a right granted to tenants by the 1993 Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act. This Act allows leaseholders to force the landlord to extend a leasehold by 90 years, which is then added to the remainder of their original lease. The extended lease is then subject to a peppercorn rent, which effectively means that they don’t have to pay any ground rent on that lease.

The Leasehold Reform Act 1993 also lays down the criteria that people need to meet if they want to consider extending their lease and also sets out the process to be followed in order to do so.

Report & Lease Extension
  • We prepare the lease extension on your behalf and calculate the cost
  • We negotiate with the freeholder to agree the cost of extending the lease.
  • If you end up in a disagreement with your freeholder over your desire to extend your lease, then you will have to apply to the leasehold valuation tribunal
  • Applications to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, most extensions that are successfully negotiated end up at a tribunal.

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