Freehold Sale news

UK Government Clamps Down on Onerous Lease Terms & Leasehold Houses

In 2017, the ground rent scandal exploded across UK media. It exposed the onerous clauses that developers had inserted into leasehold contracts, in some cases doubling the ground rent leasehold homeowners had to pay every 5 years, effectively making their homes unsaleable.

When buying a leasehold home, the owner will [...]

How Much Confidence do you have in the UK Property Market?

2016 was a time of uncertainty for homebuyers. The UK property market saw significant influences from factors such as the recent stamp duty reforms and impact of the results of the EU referendum result.

The start of 2017 brought about a whole host of predictions for the UK property market [...]

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

A freehold, in basic terms, is the ownership of a plot of land and any building which stands on this site. As it is owned, it is also transferable and so it’s common for people to pass freeholds on to loved ones as part of their estate when they [...]

I’m a Freeholder – What are my Responsibilities?

As a freeholder, you own a plot of land and any property that sits on it. This property may be divided into flats which are occupied by leaseholders, has a car park/ driveway and a garden – all of which require regular maintenance. So what are your freeholder responsibilities?

Having [...]

What is the Right of First Refusal?

Basically speaking, the Right of First Refusal (RFR) is a contractual entitlement which gives an individual or party the opportunity to ‘enter into a business transaction’ with another entity before that entity can take its business proposition elsewhere. It is most commonly seen in situations where there is a [...]

Can I buy my freehold?

A freehold agreement indicates absolute ownership of a piece of land and any property which is situated upon it. Most houses are purchased on a freehold basis, where the owner has the freedom to make changes and sell it as and when they see fit.

A leasehold agreement is what [...]

How long does it take to sell a freehold?

Whether you’ve recently inherited a freehold, or you’ve been a freeholder for decades, you have decided to sell it.

Working with a specialist freehold company means that actually securing a sale is easy (if you’re unsure, check our blog ‘Can I sell my freehold?’), but how long does the process [...]

Welcome to the Freehold Sale blog

Firstly, some of you may have noticed that we have a newly designed website which is a nice improvement on the previous version. The new look is designed to make it easier to find the information you are looking for and to hopefully answer some of your questions prior [...]