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What is Marriage Value?

“Marriage Value, which is only applicable to leases with less than 80 years remaining, is 50% of the increase in a residential property’s value once …

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Draft Building Safety Bill 2020 explained

The draft Building Safety Bill was published on 20th July 2020 to bring forward reforms of the building and fire safety system. This follows an …

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New permitted development rights for blocks

Permitted development rights are a national grant of planning permission, whereby a property owner does not need to apply for planning permission for certain building …

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Freeholder’s guide to health and safety in blocks of flats

Health and safety practices in blocks of flats are essential in order to safeguard leaseholders, surrounding neighbours and of course your property. Blocks of flats …

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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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