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  • Selling freehold ground rents
  • Valuing freehold ground rents
All
  • 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
Collective EnfranchisementFAQs

Do my tenants qualify for collective enfranchisement?

Tenants qualify for Collective Enfranchisment if at least two-thirds of the flats are owned by qualifying tenants and their leases were granted with an original term of more than 21 years. If tenants own more than two flats in the building, they will not be eligible. Find out more.

Collective EnfranchisementFAQs

How do I buy my freehold?

If a leaseholder or group of leaseholders wish to purchase their freehold, they could approach the landlord informally. However, if they are unsuccessful they are able to serve their landlord with an enfranchisement notice. Leaseholders can only collectively enfranchise if they qualify to do so. Learn more about enfranchisement here.

Collective EnfranchisementFAQs

What can I do if I’m served an enfranchisement notice?

In most cases you will not be able to prevent your tenants from purchasing the freehold unless they are not eligible to do so. Once you are served with a notice of enfranchisement, you will have two-months to issue your counter notice. Learn more here.

FAQsValuing freehold ground rents

How do you value freehold ground rents?

To value freehold ground rents we first require the address of the freehold property so that we can obtain the leases from Land Registry. Using the leases together with other variables, our experts perfom a detailed appraisal of the freehold property.

FAQsSection 3 Notice

What is a Section 3 Notice?

A Section 3 Notice informs leaseholders of a change of landlord/freehold owner and provides the new landlords details. The new landlord is obliged to notify the tenants of their details within two months or no later than the next rent due date.

FAQsValuing freehold ground rents

What information do you need from me to value my freehold interest?

We simply need the address of the property so that we can obtain copies of the leases from Land Registry.