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The rightA tenant of a long leasehold house and any attendant premises (eg a garden, garage, yard etc) has a statutory right (subject to compliance...
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15th Jan
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The tenant of a house which is held under a long lease has the right to acquire the freehold or an extended lease of the house and premises under...
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15th Jan
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A landlord may be able to resist a tenant's claim to the freehold or an extended lease of a house under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967) where...
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15th Jan
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Notice of tenant’s claimA tenant wishing to claim the freehold or an extended lease of their house under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967) must...
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15th Jan
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Absentee landlordIf a tenant wishes to acquire the freehold but cannot trace the landlord, he can ask the court to deem that the tenant’s notice of...
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15th Jan
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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...
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15th Jan
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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...
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The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967) (as amended) gives the owners of leasehold interests in houses the right to buy the freehold, provided that...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967) provides leasehold tenants of houses the right to buy the freehold of the house in certain circumstances....
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King's Bench Walk 8th Jan
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To [insert name and address of person on whom this notice is served] (see Note 1 below)[and][To: [Name and address of any recipient of a copy of this...
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