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Property Conveyancing Farleys Solicitors LLP

Leasehold Flats & Houses

Solicitors and Conveyancers for Leasehold Flats and Leasehold Houses

The vast majority of flats in the UK are leasehold, as are a large number of houses, particularly those built in the last 25 years on new developments.  This means that rather than owning the property and the land it sits on, you own the right to exclusively occupy the property for the period stated in the lease; the lease term.  The lease will grant rights to and impose obligations on both the leaseholder and the freeholder.

Lease terms vary between properties, common lengths of lease term being 99, 125 and 999 years. In certain circumstances it is possible to extend the lease term once you have owned a leasehold property for more than 2 years.  You may also have the right to acquire the freehold either by yourself or collectively with other flat owners.

If you are considering buying or selling a leasehold property, it is vital that you seek legal advice as the procedure is usually far more complex than with a freehold property and it is easy to overlook something important if you are unsure of what you are doing.

Leasehold transactions usually require liaison with third parties, either obtaining information for the benefit of the purchaser when selling or complying with post completion lease requirements when buying.

Farleys’ residential property lawyers regularly advise on all aspects of leaseholds and can draft bespoke leasehold documents to meet your requirements.

Our solicitors and conveyancers can advise on important details including:

  • Whether there is ground rent payable
  • Any other service charges that may be payable
  • The remaining lease term
  • What responsibilities come with the lease
  • What restrictions are imposed by the lease
  • What to do if you want the lease extended
  • What to do if you want to acquire the freehold

Our property disputes department can also deal with any disputes that have arisen in relation to leasehold properties.

Contact a Specialist in Leasehold Property

If you are thinking of buying or selling a leasehold flat our property solicitors and quality assured conveyancers can help. Please call 0333 331 5680 or complete our enquiry form.

"Donna’s professionalism gave me confidence in the procedure. Excellent. Thank you.”
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"Donna’s professionalism gave me confidence in the procedure. Excellent. Thank you.”
“Donna [Jackson] was absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process, we cannot thank her enough. She was very polite and dealt with any requests we had promptly and kept us informed throughout. Very professional friendly service!”
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“Donna [Jackson] was absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process, we cannot thank her enough. She was very polite and dealt with any requests we had promptly and kept us informed throughout. Very professional friendly service!”
“Andrea Edwards provided an excellent service, professional throughout. We were advised by friends to use Farleys, we will 100% recommend Farleys to friends and relatives in the future. Andrea is a credit to your company/reputation.”
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“Andrea Edwards provided an excellent service, professional throughout. We were advised by friends to use Farleys, we will 100% recommend Farleys to friends and relatives in the future. Andrea is a credit to your company/reputation.”
“The prompt reply to emails. The efficient ‘holiday handover’ of the case. The friendly & efficient service. It appeared that Donna (and Andrea) went the ‘extra mile’ to help push the sale through.”
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“The prompt reply to emails. The efficient ‘holiday handover’ of the case. The friendly & efficient service. It appeared that Donna (and Andrea) went the ‘extra mile’ to help push the sale through.”
“Donna [Jackson] provided an excellent service. Friendly, easy to work with, competent, quick to respond. Couldn’t have asked for better – keep up the good work! Thank you very much! Very impressed. Will recommend and use again!”

Mr B & Miss J – Property Client

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Mr B & Miss J – Property Client

“Donna [Jackson] provided an excellent service. Friendly, easy to work with, competent, quick to respond. Couldn’t have asked for better – keep up the good work! Thank you very much! Very impressed. Will recommend and use again!”
“Very friendly, proactive and punctual service. Removed a lot of potential stress from house buying. The best service I have had using a solicitor thus far. Very impressed and recommend with high regard.”
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“Very friendly, proactive and punctual service. Removed a lot of potential stress from house buying. The best service I have had using a solicitor thus far. Very impressed and recommend with high regard.”

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