Steve Martin

As a successful entrepreneur and freeholder to hundreds of residential, multi-unit freehold properties, Steve Martin has a wealth of experience in freehold and leasehold property matters. With a strong career and track-record spanning over 25-years, Steve has become an expert in the industry, offering valuable advice and support to both freeholders and leaseholders alike.

Freeholder with responsibilities holding block of flats in hands Freeholder Responsibilities

I’m a Freeholder – What are my Responsibilities?

As a freeholder, you own a plot of land and any property or structures that sit upon it. This property may be divided into flats …

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Can you be forced to sell your freehold?

Many freeholders may not be aware but under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, leaseholders are legally entitled to purchase the freehold …

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A row of colourful residential properties containing leasehold flats Enfranchisement

A landlord’s guide to enfranchisement and collective enfranchisement

If you’re a freeholder of a residential property or a building containing two or more flats, you’ll need to be aware of enfranchisement and collective …

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Three options for leasehold enfranchisement valuation reform written on a sign post Enfranchisement

Leasehold enfranchisement valuation reform “options” proposed by Law Commission

On 9th January 2020, the Law Commission for England and Wales published their greatly anticipated report on leasehold enfranchisement valuation reform. The report proposes options …

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How to auction freehold ground rents

To auction freehold ground rents, you’ll need to meticulously follow a number of rules and procedures. These are set out in Section 5B of the …

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Residential property sitting on stacks of coins Selling freehold

I’ve inherited a freehold: can I sell it?

Inheriting a property is usually something that people dream of happening to them. But if you’ve inherited a freehold property, it’s a completely different kettle …

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Infographic – Do you qualify for the Right of First Refusal

Understanding the numerous legalities and procedures involved with selling a residential freehold can be incredibly challenging, even for those experienced in the freehold industry. And …

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Frozen outside pipe and tap on residential brick property Freeholder Responsibilities

8 Winter maintenance tips for freehold properties

Winters in the United Kingdom are undeniably unpredictable, but we can usually expect to experience fierce storms, freezing temperatures and snow on at least a …

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Written text: Lease extension guide for leaseholders placed over photo of blocks of flats Lease Extensions

Lease extension guide for leaseholders

If you’re thinking of buying a leasehold flat or already own one, this lease extension guide is an ideal read for you. Understanding lease extensions …

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Buying a freehold with leasehold properties? Here’s what you need to know.

If you’re thinking about buying a freehold with leasehold properties, there’s a lot you need to take into consideration. Owning this type of freehold property …

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What is peppercorn ground rent?

The Oxford dictionary defines peppercorn rent as “a very low or nominal rent”[i]. But just how low is low? And why is it called peppercorn …

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Selling ground rents – A simple guide for developers

Whenever flats are built, whether that be in a purpose-built block or through a house conversion, an opportunity for selling ground rents will arise. Developers …

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