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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can help you with advice on lease enfranchisement so that you can investigate the possiblity of purchasing the freehold of your leased property. You will be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your situation in more detail. 

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This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services. When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area. Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000.

Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them. In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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16 April 2010

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Lease Enfranchisement is the right to purchase the freehold of your leased property.  The right of long leaseholders to buy their landlord’s interest outright or to acquire an extended lease term is unique to England and Wales.

If your leased property is a house, lease enfranchisement is an individual right to purchase the freehold of that house.  If your leased property is a flat, the right is to buy the freehold together with the leaseholders of the other flats.  This is called ‘collective enfranchisement’ and means that you will own a share of the freehold together with the other leaseholders.

If you purchase the freehold you will own your home and this could increase the value of your property and give you more control over its management, including repairs and alterations.

Do I qualify for lease enfranchisement?

To qualify for lease enfranchisement you must be a qualifying tenant and your property must be a qualifying building.  To be a qualifying tenant you must have a long lease of your property (typically  exceeding 21 years when originally granted).  If your leased property is a house, your lease must cover the whole house and you must have held the lease for the last 2 years.  If your leased property is a flat, the building must contain 2 or more flats, at least two thirds of the flats must be occupied by qualifying tenants with no more than 25% of the building being used for non-residential purposes.

The detailed conditions for qualification, as well some important exclusions and procedural requirements, are set out in law.  The legislation is very complex and lengthy and it is therefore advisable to seek professional advice before starting the process.

For more information, please see the website:  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1967/88  

Do you provide Lease Enfranchisement services?

If you provide Lease Enfranchisement services and you would like to be listed on the website, simply complete the registration form and we will arrange a trial for you.

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