Leasehold Solutions

Leasehold Solutions is passionate about empowering flat owners to take control of the value of their properties by extending their leases or buying their freeholds. We have enabled thousands of flat owners to do so since 2002.

Slow post-Brexit house price growth may be good news for flat owners

The growth in UK house prices slowed to its lowest pace in three years in July, following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and recent changes to stamp duty rates on buy-to-let properties and second homes.

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Brexit vote may spell opportunity for flat owners to secure cheaper lease extensions

Falling residential property prices in the wake of the ‘Brexit’ vote may be good news for the UK’s four million leasehold flat owners, according to leasehold enfranchisement specialists at Leasehold Solutions.

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Ruling on leasehold relativity is bad news for flat owners

In May the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) handed down its landmark decision on leasehold relativity (Sloane Stanley Estate v. Munday, 2016). In what may turn out to be one of the most significant decisions in the history of leasehold enfranchisement, the Upper Tribunal ruled against a new relativity graph proposed by Parthenia Valuation, which would have reduced the cost of lease extension for flat owners, in the event that their lease drops below 80 years.

Our MD, Louie Burns, said of the decision:

“As a result of the Upper Tribunal’s decision, leaseholders will now be forced to pay even more for their lease extensions – to the tune of many millions of pounds.”

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Why a boom in leasehold flats – for young and old – is causing concern

We are passionate about the rights of leaseholders, and have long been concerned by the increase in number of new build properties being sold as leasehold.   Louie Burns, discusses the problems and the lack of protection faced by buyers in a The  Daily Telegraph.

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We discuss the issue of maintenance charges on ITV London News

Louie Burns was recently invited by ITV News to comment on outrageous maintenance charges levied upon the owner of an ex Local Authority leasehold flat in London E6.

At Leasehold Solutions we are passionate about highlighting the rights of leaseholders  – including those who have purchased from social landlords (we use the term ‘freeholder’ to avoid confusion) and we were delighted to be given the opportunity to comment on this particular case.

Purchased or thinking of purchasing your leasehold property from the Council, Local Authority or other social landlord?

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Louie Burns on BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ programme

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Do you want to know more about non-statutory or ‘informal’ lease extensions?

View our guide to The dangers of accepting informal lease extensions here (For MAC) View our guide to The dangers of accepting informal lease extensions here (For PC)

Louie Burns has recently recorded a video highlighting the dangers of accepting informal lease extensions.
You can watch it here.

Have you been offered an informal?  Do you want to discuss it with one of our expert team?

Call Leasehold Solutions on Freephone 0808 1311 109 

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