Do you own a flat or apartment on a long leasehold basis [i.e. any residential lease with a term originally granted for over 21 years]? Do you want to increase the value of your flat? Do you want to take over the right to manage your block from your freeholder? If you can answer “yes” to all three of these questions, then you could well be entitled to buy the freehold of your block of flats using a process called leasehold or collective enfranchisement.
You’ll need a specialist leasehold enfranchisement lawyer to help you with this – and at here at Bonallack and Bishop we have a dedicated team of lease extension and enfranchisement solicitors who have all the knowledge you are going to need.
Use a Specialist Enfranchisement Lawyer
If you are going through the process of lease extension or enfranchisement, it’s important that you deal with a specialist surveyor and lawyer. Freehold enfranchisement is a complicated area of the law, and it involves specific terminology and strict deadlines. Most property solicitors don’t do leasehold enfranchisement very often if at all, which is why it is so important to find true experts and also why these experts are few and far between. Remember also that your freeholder will have already made the call to get their own specialist solicitors, so don’t leave yourself at a disadvantage.
You will also have to ensure that your solicitor will have to work with your project manager and your surveyor to keep the process moving along slowly. Our legal team works with these people every day on lease extension and enfranchisement projects so is in the perfect position to help your enfranchisement too.
Genuine Enfranchisement Experts
It’s not always that easy to find a specialist freehold purchase solicitor. Here we are one of very few law firms nationwide with a team of lawyers who dedicate their entire working week to helping with leasehold extension or collective enfranchisement alone.
We are members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) which is a body comprised of specialist surveyors and freehold purchase lawyers, and we are also one of a small number of firms listed on the government’s Leasehold Advisory Service website as specialists.
Live in Bristol? Looking to Purchase the Freehold of Your Block? Contact Us Now
Exercising your Right to Enfranchise is a complicated process and it’s really important to make sure you have specialist legal advice.
Our specialist team represent clients throughout England and Wales – so if you own a flat in Bristol and you are looking at enfranchisement;
- Call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 for FREE initial phone advice and a FREE quote OR
- Email us using the contact form below
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