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.

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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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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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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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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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What happens when you do not comply with the Right of First Refusal?

The Right of First Refusal in residential property matters provides leaseholders with the contractual right to be offered the opportunity to purchase the freehold of …

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Price of flats falling in England

According to government statistics, the price of flats has fallen in England since last year. While this could be seen as an ideal opportunity for …

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How much should ground rent be?

An update on leasehold reform The way that ground rent is calculated, reviewed and collected has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. What was …

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