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.

Woman wondering what the Right of First Refusal is Right of First Refusal

What is the Right of First Refusal?

The Right of First Refusal, otherwise known as the Right of Pre-emption or First Right of Refusal, is given to qualifying leaseholders when their freeholder …

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The Law Commission’s quest to reform Right to Manage

With the Law Commission’s final report on exercising the Right to Manage set to be published this spring, we could see more freeholders losing control …

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A guide to commonhold

Commonhold is the rarest type of property ownership throughout England and Wales. In fact, it’s so uncommon that many people are completely unaware of its …

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A guide to the Section 20 consultation process

As a landlord of a residential freehold, there is a good possibility that you will be required to organise major works. Major works are usually …

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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 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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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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