According to up-to-date records from the National Statistics Office, there are approximately around 1.5million long leasehold flats in England and Wales. Bournemouth and the surrounding area has more than its fair share of these flats and apartments – and many of which are going to be eligible for leasehold enfranchisement [also known as collective or freehold enfranchisement, and freehold purchase].
DO I NEED A SPECIALIST LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT SOLICITOR?
In short, the answer is yes. Why?
o leasehold enfranchisement involves a particularly tricky area of law – in particular, for example, it’s easy to miss critical deadlines, and the law surrounding the exercise of your right to enfranchisement is notoriously difficult to interpret
o most property solicitors come across enfranchisement and lease extension very rarely – and our experience, the vast majority of non-specialist solicitors really struggle to cope with the intricacies of the enfranchisement process
o your freeholder is almost certain to will appoint their own specialist enfranchisement solicitor
o an experienced enfranchisement solicitor can play a crucial role in your enfranchisement team – drafting the legal compensation, cooperating with your surveyor , and you, or your project manager, to control the information flow and to make sure that the whole enfranchisement process goes through successfully
WE ARE COLLECTIVE ENFRANCHISEMENT SPECIALISTS
o There are very few solicitors who specialise in leasehold enfranchisement. The vast majority of property solicitors will not have ever dealt with leasehold enfranchisement – and you wouldn’t want to entrust your freehold purchase to a solicitor using your enfranchisement as a learning experience!
o Here at Bonallack & Bishop, our enfranchisement and lease extension team is based in Salisbury, although we also have offices in Andover, Amesbury and Verwood. Our team includes 4 dedicated leasehold enfranchisement and lease extension specialists – that’s all they do – and we have experience of helping thousands of leaseholders to with successful lease extension and enfranchisements over many years.
o Our team are also members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners [ALEP] – which is the only national group of specialist enfranchisement solicitors and surveyors.
o You will also find us on the list of leasehold enfranchisement specialists on the website of the Leasehold Advisory Service [which is a government funded organisation set up to provide leaseholders with the basic legal advice they need
BOURNEMOUTH ENFRANCHISEMENT? CALL 01202 834450 TODAY
We are happy to meet you face-to-face, but equally, our team runs most of our enfranchisement work without a face-to-face meeting – taking instructions by e-mail, phone and Skype video.
Email us using the contact form below and we can give you a FREE no obligation quote for your enfranchisement and answer your initial queries – or we can arrange to ring you back at a time convenient to you, if you prefer.
Comments or questions are welcome.