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Leasehold enfranchisement

Living in a property which is subject to a lease may be expensive. Owners often have to pay ground rent and a service charge on top of other outgoings such as insurance and mortgage repayments. For these reasons, many owners seek to purchase the freehold as soon as they are eligible to do so.

Things to consider

In 2021, the UK government brought in reforms which made it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to buy the freehold to their homes. Generally speaking, you are eligible to purchase the freehold to your property if it has been subject to a lease for over 21 years and if you have owned the leasehold for at least 2 years.

Expert legal support

Our experienced team can guide you through the process of purchasing your property’s leasehold. Explaining everything you need to know in straightforward terms, from eligibility rules to costs, ongoing administration, fellow resident engagement and your options should the freeholder decline your offer.

Talk to our expert team to discuss your options regarding leasehold enfranchisement.


Lease extensions

If your lease has fewer than 80 years remaining, it’s worth seeking legal advice on attaining an extension. It may seem like plenty of time, but a lease with fewer than 80 years left can be off putting to prospective buyers or mortgage lenders.

The lease extension process can be complex. Our expert lease extension solicitors can help you smoothly navigate the process, advising on whether it’s best to extend your lease via voluntary or statutory means, the costs of extending your lease and what to do about ground rent. If your landlord declines your lease extension application or becomes obtuse, our experts can advise on tribunal applications. Get in touch for more information regarding the legalities and likely costs of lease extensions.

Our Specialists

Our leasehold & lease extensions experts

Uzma Archer

Senior Conveyancer

Ania Lindsay

Property Team Leader

Maniba Zafar

Legal Assistant

Ann McConville, Legal Assistant at Hedges Law

Ann McConville

Conveyancing Executive

Tracy Merry

Tracy Merry

Managing Director

Legal Assistant

Tina Pettinger, Property Solicitor at Hedges Law

Tina Pettinger

Senior Associate

Helen Spencer

Trainee Solicitor

Lease extension &
leasehold enfranchisement pricing

We understand the importance of having clear information and transparency about the cost of your legal advice.

Details of our pricing will always be provided from the outset and once our team has an understanding of your legal needs, you will receive a detailed summary of the expected cost, as well as any payment options available. Please contact us to find out more.

Get in touch

For any questions regarding legal advice for leasehold enfranchisement and
extensions please contact our experts. For an initial, no obligation call
please ring 01865 594265 or email us at