Lease extension—separate representation
Lease extension—separate representation

The following Property guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Lease extension—separate representation
  • Costs

A statutory lease extension may involve both a freeholder and one or more intermediate landlords. An index map search or a search through one of the National Land Information Service (NLIS) channels should reveal those interests, though there may remain some unregistered titles requiring specific enquiries of the known landlords.

Check whether a Notice of Separate Representation has been served by a solicitor acting for any of the other landlords. Best practice is to ask for an acknowledgement of the notice when serving the Notice of Separate Representation on the tenant and competent landlord.

Proceedings will be dealt with by the competent landlord whose acts bind all others.

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