Monthly Archives: January 2011

Are roof space leases now compromised by enfranchisement rights?

When we think of collective enfranchisement, we generally see it in simple black and white terms.  The tenants are going to acquire the freehold of their building from their landlord.  In many cases this is exactly how the process operates.  … Continue reading

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How much will my freehold cost?

As I mentioned in my last blog post, this is one of the most often asked questions I encounter from prospective clients and it is one that I cannot give a concrete answer. My most recent blog post dealt with … Continue reading

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Marriage Value Assumptions Clarified

If you have ever been involved in a collective enfranchisement application, either as a landlord or a participating tenant, then you will know that the most contentious issues is the price payable for the freehold interest.  The price payable is … Continue reading

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Anti Social Tenants

Various news outlets today have broadcast and published the governments plans announced by Housing Minister Grant Schapps, to make it easier for Councils and Registered Social Landlords (“RSL”) to evict problem and anti-social tenants.  The proposals are to introduce new … Continue reading

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Mandatory Mediation?

Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly was reported before Christmas to be considering the idea of mandatory mediation in family proceedings before parties would be allowed to commence Court proceedings.  It is already well known that the Ministry of Justice has to … Continue reading

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Tenant’s Rights and Obligations

As this is my first proper post to my blog, I have started with a very straightforward and some may say mundane subject.  Section 153 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 has now been in force for over … Continue reading

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