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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
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.

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.