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Is there a deadline by which a leaseholder must issue court proceedings where the landlord serves notice not admitting a claim to acquire the freehold of a house pursuant to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967?

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Published on LexisPSL on 10/05/2021

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  • Is there a deadline by which a leaseholder must issue court proceedings where the landlord serves notice not admitting a claim to acquire the freehold of a house pursuant to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967?

Is there a deadline by which a leaseholder must issue court proceedings where the landlord serves notice not admitting a claim to acquire the freehold of a house pursuant to the Leasehold Reform Act 1967?

Service of a notice claiming the right to acquire the freehold of a house under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967) creates a statutory contract between the tenant and landlord.

The landlord is required to give notice in reply within two months, stating whether or not the landlord admits the tenant's right to enfranchise, and if not, the grounds for not admitting. However, there are few consequences for a landlord who fails to do so. See:

  1. Practice Note: Exercising the

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