Owners of leasehold flats or houses have various statutory rights which allow them to enhance the value of their property. Child & Child have been advising clients in this area since the introduction of the legislation and have developed an impressive team of leading enfranchisement practitioners to provide advice on a range of matters from the straightforward to the most complex.
- Lease extensions
- Collective purchase of the freehold of a building
- Individual purchase of the freehold of a house
- Missing and deceased landlord claims
- Right of first refusal
- Right to manage
This niche area of the law is full of potential pitfalls; there are various complex procedures involved and deadlines to be observed. Child & Child’s experienced team have the knowledge and expertise to be able to successfully drive claims forward to completion, providing their clients with the highest level of practical and commercial advice in this field.
Child & Child has an excellent and long established relationship with the main London Estates including the Cadogan Estate, Church Commissioners For England, Crown Estate, Grosvenor Estate, Howard de Walden Estate, Phillimore Estate, Portman Estate, Sloane Stanley Estate and Wellcome Trust Estate. This experience is invaluable.
Child & Child’s leasehold reform team work closely with a number of reputable London valuers in this area and can provide their clients with assistance as to their choice of valuer.
Child & Child are members of ALEP (the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners), a professional association committed to maintaining a consistent high level of service, integrity and professionalism for those working in the area of leasehold enfranchisement. Child and Child are also registered with the Leasehold Advisory Service and appear on their list of solicitors practising in this field.