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Leasehold Enfranchisement

Residential Leasehold Enfranchisement for Individuals

Buying a lease might not seem all that different from buying a property outright. The process is similar and the result is the security of a home, for the time being. But in reality, leasehold ownership can throw up a great number of issues. So it’s important to understand exactly what this sort of arrangement means for you.

There is one fundamental difference between owning a lease and owning a property: the freeholder. This is the true owner of your apartment block or set of flats. As a lessee, you must agree with your landlord (who may or may not be the freeholder themselves) terms about your use of the property and the regular payments you must make for its upkeep. It inevitably means that, from time to time, there are disagreements. And these can be problematic if not handled properly.

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