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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
FAQsSection 20 Notice of major works

How long does the Section 20 consultation procedure take?

The Section 20 Consultation procedure consists of three stages. Each stage requires the freehold to serve a different Section 20 Notice to leaseholders. On receipt of each Section 20 Notice, leaseholders are given 30-days to respond. Therefore, the Section 20 Consultation process can take several months to complete before any major works can actually take place.

FAQsSection 20 Notice of major works

Do you provide a template for each stage of the Section 20 Consultation procedure?

Yes, we provide a template for each stage of the Section 20 consultation procedure. You will receive all three templates directly to your email inbox by completing a simple contact form. Get your templates here.

FAQsSection 20 Notice of major works

How much does it cost to prepare and serve Section 20 Notices?

Section 20 Notices can be served for mimimal cost if handled by the landlord. However, if you seek assistance from a professional service provider, they may charge by the hour. We would advise you to seek a quote in order to help with your decision.

FAQsLeases

Can you assist with the creation of residential leases?

Although we are not able to create or draft leases, we can assist freeholders or developers who require support with the terms that should be included in the lease, such as ground rents, rent review best practices, and key points such as repair obligations and service charges. In order to draft leases, we recommend employing the services of a qualified solicitor.

FAQsSection 20 Notice of major works

What happens if I do not serve Section 20 Notices?

If you fail to serve Section 20 Notices and you go ahead with works, you will only be entitled to recover £250 from each leaseholder after the event. Learn more about organising major works here.

FAQsValuing freehold ground rents

Are your freehold valuations accurate?

Our expert team are highly experienced to deliver accurate appraisals of freehold ground rents. Our valuations are based on what you would likely achieve from a sale to a freehold investor. For a professional valuation to be used in any formal proceedings, you may need to contact a chartered surveyor.