Enfranchisement and right to manage

Enfranchisement and right to manage guidance:

Any lawful subtenant may acquire the freehold or an extended lease of a house under Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967), Sch 1, regardless of the number of intermediate...

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The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993) sets down the elements of the freeholder’s costs that can be recovered from the tenant in a...

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Landlord’s right to require evidence of tenants’ right to participate Following receipt of a section 13 notice (an 'initial notice'), the landlord should ensure that the...

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The right provided by the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993) is for the enforced sale of the freehold of the building, to the nominee...

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Marriage value and hope value ‘Marriage value’ is the increase in value that occurs where a tenant acquires the freehold, as a result of which the full value of the...

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The need for co-operation Collective enfranchisement involves strict time limits and requires all participating tenants to co-operate. Every participant must provide a...

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The landlord must serve their counter-notice by the date specified in the initial notice. The counter-notice must: • admit the participating tenants' right to acquire the...

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The initial notice served under Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993), s 13 triggers the statutory procedures for acquiring the freehold....

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Subject to various qualifying criteria, tenants who hold long leases of flats have a collective right under section 1 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban...

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This Practice Note details the deadlines for carrying out some of the more common tasks for property disputes lawyers, together with links to further information. It is...

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Compulsory acquisition of landlord's interest An acquisition order under Part III of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (LTA 1987), entitles certain long leasehold tenants...

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Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967) and Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993) gave long leasehold tenants an individual and collective...

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Validity of initial notice If the reversioner disputes the right of the participating tenants to serve an initial notice, that dispute can be referred to the county court...

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Participating tenants Under section 14(2) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993), if a participating tenant assigns their lease to...

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Need for binding contract Although the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993) treats the reversioner and the nominee purchaser in some...

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Mandatory and optional leasebacks The nature of the collective right of enfranchisement is such that it may be exercised in relation to premises where: • there are flats...

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