Buying your freehold

Consider the following 7 top tips when you consider buying your freehold:

  • Establish clear organisation and leadership among residents
  • Keep everyone informed on what is going on
  • Be clear as to why you want to buy the freehold and  become your own landlord
  • Understand your objectives for the building
  • Establish a fighting fund; it shows commitment
  • Retain solicitors, valuers and managing agents who have experience of the process
  • Be realistic in your expectations and timescale
Preparation for buying your freehold

The following steps need to be followed. In many instances several steps will proceed together. What ought to be borne in mind is that... more »

Does our block qualify?

If you want to buy the freehold to your block of flats (using the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993,  also... more »

Top tips for buying your freehold

Consider the following 7 top tips when you consider buying your freehold: Establish clear organisation and leadership among residents Keep... more »

How much will purchasing our freehold cost?

Before any tenants can collectively agree to enfranchise they need an idea of the possible purchase price so it is advisable to have... more »

Do we qualify to purchase our freehold?

Two questions: Does your property have at least two flats in it? Are at least two-thirds of the flats let to qualifying tenants? A... more »

I want to buy my freehold and there is a commercial element in the building, can I do this?

Mark Chick from Bishop & Sewell LLP advises: The short answer to this, yes, provided that the area in question does not take up... more »

Take Control of your Block

Thinking of buying your freehold? Yashmin Mistry cuts through the jargon and offers some advice to flat owners. Acquiring the freehold... more »

The collective purchase of the freehold of blocks of flats

Yashmin Mistry of JPC Law highlights an area of law of most interest to leaseholders – the right to purchase the freehold of... more »

What is the process for buying your freehold

Background Certain tenants of long leasehold flats are able, upon qualification, to group together to request that their landlord... more »

Your right to buy your freehold

If the residents in your block have ever thought about buying your freehold, here is Flat Living’s guide to the best way to go... more »

So you’ve bought your freehold, getting it right

Much has been said about the Government’s current policy of encouraging the building of more homes in order to turn a “generation... more »

Buying your freehold - the role of the surveyor

Justin Bennett of Langley Byers Bennett explains the role of the surveyor when considering the route to enfranchisement. The chartered... more »

Our freeholder has suggested a price that we think is too high - what can we do?

If you cannot agree the premium or other terms you can apply to the FTT for them to determine the terms. This application must be made... more »

Serving notice to buy your freehold? Take professional advice

Serving notice – don’t try this at home... Serving notice under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act... more »

Buying your freehold - FAQ's

We have served a Section 13 notice on our landlord and have not received a counter-notice. What can we do? In the Section 13 notice... more »

About the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners ALEP

Lesley Davis talks to Alex Greenslade to find out more about ALEP and the way it works on behalf of members and the public The Association... more »