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How long does the freehold selling process take?

The freehold selling process duration depends on how you choose to sell your freehold interest. If you have qualifying tenants, you may need to offer them the Right of First Refusal. This takes between two and four months depending on the selling avenue you have chosen. To find out more read: ‘How long does it take to sell a freehold?

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  • All
  • Collective Enfranchisement
  • FAQs
  • General
  • Ground Rent
  • Leases
  • Section 166 demand for ground rent
  • Section 20 Notice of major works
  • Section 3 Notice
  • Section 5 Right of First Refusal
  • Selling freehold ground rents
  • Valuing freehold ground rents
FAQsSection 3 Notice

What happens if I don’t serve Section 3 Notices?

It is considered a summary offence if you fail to serve tenants with a Section 3 Notice in the prescribed format. This can lead to a criminal conviction and a fine. You may also have to undo the sales transaction. Learn more about Section 3 Notices here.

FAQsSection 3 Notice

Do I need a solicitor to prepare and serve Section 3 Notices to my leaseholders?

No you do not need a solicitor as you can easily prepare and serve Section 3 Notices yourself, using our professional Section 3 Notice template, which you can which you can download from our website here.

FAQsSection 3 Notice

Where can I get a free Section 3 Notice template?

You can download a free Section 3 Notice template here.

FAQsSection 3 Notice

How much does it cost to prepare and serve Section 3 Notices?

If you use our free Section 3 Notice template you will only have to pay for posting the notices to your tenants. However, if you employ the services of professional such as a solicitor, your costs will inevitably be higher.

Collective EnfranchisementFAQs

What is the difference between enfranchisement and collective enfranchisement?

Enfranchisement refers to the purchase of the freehold of leasehold houses, whereas collective enfranchisement refers to the purchase of the freehold of a building containing multiple flats/apartments.

Collective EnfranchisementFAQs

What is collective enfranchisement?

Collective Enfranchisement is the right outlined in the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993 for leaseholders of a building containing flats to collectively purchase the freehold. Learn more here.