The following Property guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
A tenant of a long leasehold house and any attendant premises (eg a garden, garage, yard etc) who has owned the property for at least two years has a statutory right under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967) to acquire the freehold (and any intermediate leasehold interests).
The expression ‘tenant’ includes:
a person who was the sole tenant for life under a tenancy which was settled land
a person who was beneficially interested in any trust in whose trustees the tenancy was vested and who was entitled or permitted under the terms of that trust to occupy the house because of that interest
the personal representatives of a deceased tenant who had acquired the right to enfranchise before their death (although the personal representatives cannot serve notice to enfranchise more than two years after the grant of probate or issue of letters of administration)
a family member of a deceased tenant who was resident in the house and became the tenant of it under the same tenancy
However, tenants in insolvency situations should take care. In Keepers and Governors of the possessions, revenues and goods of the Free Grammar School of John Lyon v Helman, the Court of Appeal held that a notice served by receivers purportedly as agent for the tenant was invalid. The receivers’
**excludes LexisPSL Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Take a free trial
Take a free trial
0330 161 1234