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Flying freehold - old cobblestone street Property Market

What is a flying freehold?

A flying freehold is a freehold property where a section of that property overhangs, extends, or protrudes onto another freehold property or land. This can …

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How to sell a freehold in 8 simple steps **With Infographic**

When it comes to selling any type of property, most sellers desire a quick sale or at the very least, a smooth and hassle-free sale …

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A guide to LPE1 and LPE2 forms for Leasehold Property Enquiries

When a leasehold property is being sold, conveyancing solicitors for the buyer will need to undertake a range of investigations/searches on the property. Primarily, these …

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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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Change sign hanging on a front door to a home Right to Manage

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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Commonhold - hands holding together Property Market

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 row of colourful residential properties containing leasehold flats Enfranchisement

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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Three options for leasehold enfranchisement valuation reform written on a sign post Enfranchisement

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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How to auction freehold ground rents

To auction freehold ground rents, you’ll need to meticulously follow a number of rules and procedures. These are set out in Section 5B of the …

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I’ve inherited a freehold: can I sell it?

Inheriting a property is usually something that people dream of happening to them. But if you’ve inherited a freehold property, it’s a completely different kettle …

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Do you qualify for the right of first refusal? Right of First Refusal

Infographic – Do you qualify for the Right of First Refusal

Understanding the numerous legalities and procedures involved with selling a residential freehold can be incredibly challenging, even for those experienced in the freehold industry. And …

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8 Winter maintenance tips for freehold properties

Winters in the United Kingdom are undeniably unpredictable, but we can usually expect to experience fierce storms, freezing temperatures and snow on at least a …

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Lease extension guide for leaseholders Lease Extensions

Lease extension guide for leaseholders

If you’re thinking of buying a leasehold flat or already own one, this lease extension guide is an ideal read for you. Understanding lease extensions …

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Buying a freehold with leasehold properties? Here’s what you need to know.

If you’re thinking about buying a freehold with leasehold properties, there’s a lot you need to take into consideration. Owning this type of freehold property …

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Peppercorns Ground Rents

What is peppercorn ground rent?

The Oxford dictionary defines peppercorn rent as “a very low or nominal rent”[i]. But just how low is low? And why is it called peppercorn …

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Selling ground rents – A simple guide for developers

Whenever flats are built, whether that be in a purpose-built block or through a house conversion, an opportunity for selling ground rents will arise. Developers …

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What happens when you do not comply with the Right of First Refusal?

The Right of First Refusal in residential property matters provides leaseholders with the contractual right to be offered the opportunity to purchase the freehold of …

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Price of flats falling in England

According to government statistics, the price of flats has fallen in England since last year. While this could be seen as an ideal opportunity for …

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How much should ground rent be?

An update on leasehold reform The way that ground rent is calculated, reviewed and collected has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. What was …

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8 Tips for Selling Freehold Ground Rents

Selling freehold ground rents can be a daunting task but with the many arduous responsibilities that come with owning a freehold, it’s no wonder that …

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Tenant not paying ground rent? Here are five things you can do

As a freeholder, one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks that we can face is dealing with difficult tenants. From disturbing neighbours to illegal …

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Freeholder jumping up in celebration after successfully organising maintenance and major works Freeholder Responsibilities

How to successfully organise maintenance & major works

Maintenance and repair work are an inevitability when it comes to property. Without these works, our buildings would deteriorate, diminish in value and could potentially …

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Section 20 Notice template for major works with a pen, ready for signing Freeholder Responsibilities

New for freeholders: Free Notice templates & services

Freehold Sale is now offering a range of Notice solutions to freeholders who require support with Sections 3, 20 and 166 of the Landlord and …

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Landlord holding a key with a property keyring Right to Manage

A landlord’s guide to Right to Manage

If you’re the landlord of a property that contains two or more flats, where your tenants have long leases, you need to be aware of …

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UK government clamps down on onerous lease terms & leasehold houses

In 2017, the ground rent scandal exploded across UK media. It exposed the onerous clauses that developers had inserted into leasehold contracts, in some cases …

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Right of First Refusal guide

If you’re looking into selling the freehold of a property that contains flats, you need to know about the Right of First Refusal (ROFR). The …

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How much confidence do you have in the UK property market?

2016 was a time of uncertainty for homebuyers. The UK property market saw significant influences from factors such as the recent stamp duty reforms and …

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Resources

Freehold 101: Everything you need to know about freehold properties [Infographic]

There has never been a livelier time for property investment than today. Quick exchanges between buyers and sellers, rising market costs, plus the hunt for …

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London’s expected house price gain – Infographic

London is an exciting place to live. Pick the right borough and you can enjoy the best of both worlds – the buzz of the …

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Replica, miniature blocks of flats in England and Wales made out of porcelain Property Market

Flat price index – England and Wales

Property prices change all of the time, hence, if you are thinking about buying or selling, it makes sense to keep an eye on the …

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Converted brick built property containing leasehold flats owned and managed by a freeholder Enfranchisement

Can I buy my freehold?

A freehold agreement indicates absolute ownership of a piece of land and any property which is situated upon it. Most houses are purchased on a …

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Block of brick-built flats where the freehold interest is for sale by the freeholder Selling freehold

How long does it take to sell a freehold?

Whether you’ve recently inherited a freehold, or you’ve been a freeholder for decades, you have decided to sell it. Working with a specialist freehold company …

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How property proprietors and political policies impact each other

In one corner, Russell Brand was previously advising young people disillusioned with politics not to vote; in the other, millions of young people are desperately …

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Illustrated Freehold and leasehold properties in a star shape Resources

Freehold vs Leasehold

The team at Freehold Sale speaks with freeholders and leaseholders on a daily basis. Worryingly, we often find that many of them don’t fully understand …

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Keys to a newly bought leasehold property with a heart keyring Resources

Buying a leasehold property – What you need to know

The number of people buying leasehold properties has risen dramatically over recent years, yet some lack knowledge about how leaseholds actually work. There are many …

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old terrace properties containing leasehold flats with a freehold for sale Selling freehold

Top ten tips for freehold sellers

Fed up with the constant management of a freehold? Tired of chasing ground rent payments? Unable to commit the time required for this responsibility? Do …

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London’s housing boom In 2014 – Infographic

I have been in the property business for many years. From being a small investor, running a chain of estate agents to being a portfolio landlord, …

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