Enfranchisement, Lease Extensions and the Right to Manage

Enfranchisement, Lease Extensions and the Right to Manage

Whether you are extending your lease, collectively buying your freehold, or wish to self-manage your block of flats, this is a technical area of law and we have the knowledge to help you through it. With a wealth of experience, we’ve been advising on this area since the rights first arrived 20 years ago.

Enfranchisement, Lease Extensions and the Right to Manage Services

We simplify matters and find resolutions to what can sometimes be a lengthy, but is ultimately a rewarding, process. Working closely with the valuation experts and regularly dealing with Tribunals, we are also specialists in missing-landlord cases and tribunal appointed managers.

Call one of our Partners to discuss your property and to see what we can achieve for you.


As a member of The Association of Leasehold Estate Practitioners, we have considerable experience in relation to enfranchisement matters and have been advising since the introduction of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. We can provide cost-effective and clear advice to see you through this minefield. Our experienced team act for both landlords and leaseholders and work closely with property valuers. We can also provide considered advice on any alternatives to enfranchisement.

Download the Buying Your Freehold factsheet

Lease Extensions

If you wish to extend your lease or as a landlord you have received an application from a leaseholder to extend their lease, we can, with our considerable experience, provide you with clear and concise advice to steer you through the process. Whether advising on appropriate terms to include in a lease or to achieve a speedy outcome, we provide clear guidance on the alternatives available to you and the likely cost of each to enable you to make an informed decision.

Download the Lease Extensions factsheet

Right to Manage

Leaseholders of blocks of flats (as well as converted properties) have a right in most circumstances to acquire the management of their building. The process is however complicated and, if not carried out correctly, can result in a failed claim. We advise both landlords and tenants on Right to Manage applications and can deal with the majority of the process on a fixed-fee basis. Please do telephone us for a quote.

Download the The Right to Manage factsheet

Missing Landlords

Missing landlords can include not only landlords who are simply untraceable but also companies which may have been dissolved and multiple freeholders where perhaps one or two of them cannot be traced. We have considerable experience to guide you through the process of acquiring your freehold or to resolve the issue concerning the missing person in a cost-effective way. We will be more than happy to discuss your situation with you and to run through the likely costs of the various alternatives at an early stage.

Tribunal Appointment of Managers

Sometimes even well-intentioned managers, whether they are individuals, companies or managing agents, get it wrong. If the matter truly cannot be resolved, then a Tribunal has the power to appoint managers in certain situations, provided the pre-action procedure is followed. We can guide you through this complex area, having successfully applied for the appointment of managers on numerous occasions as well as defending applications for the appointment of managers.

If you wish to pursue such a matter or you are faced with this type of application, then please do speak to our experienced team at an early stage for a detailed cost estimate and advice as to the way forward.

I will not hesitate to recommend you or to use you in the future as your services have been super-efficient and so exceedingly friendly and helpful.

We really appreciate your handling of this as do the lessees. They are so delighted that we engaged with you.

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Karen MuirSenior Enfranchisement Paralegal

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