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.

Do you qualify for the Right of First Refusal Right of First Refusal

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 external pipes in winter 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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Lease extension guide for leaseholders 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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Converted Freehold property containing leasehold flats Freeholder Responsibilities

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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Peppercorns depicting peppercorn ground rent Ground Rents

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 Ground Rents

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, there will be an opportunity for developers to create …

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Illegal and legal written on paper Right of First Refusal

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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Flats in the UK Property Market

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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Image showing property on the ground Ground Rents

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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selling freehold ground rents Selling freehold

8 Tips for Selling Freehold Ground Rents

Selling freehold ground rents can be a daunting task but with the many arduous responsibilities that come with owning a freehold, it’s no wonder that …

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Collecting ground rent from leaseholders Ground Rents

Tenant not paying ground rent? Here are five things you can do

As a freeholder, one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks that we can face is dealing with difficult tenants. From disturbing neighbours to illegal …

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Successfully organise major works for your freehold building Freeholder Responsibilities

How to Successfully Organise Maintenance & Major Works

Maintenance and repair work are an inevitability when it comes to property. Without these works, our buildings would deteriorate, diminish in value and could potentially …

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