Tag Archives: Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993

From what is a house to what is a flat?

Last year was the year of the house after the decisions in Day v Hosebay Limited / Howard de Walden v Lexgorge Limited and the early signs are that this could be the year of the flat after a decision … Continue reading

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2012 – What did we learn?

It’s that time of the year when we all like to look back over the last twelve months and reflect. In the shifting sands of the legal world 2012 has provided some interesting residential leasehold property cases, some of which … Continue reading

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Section 60 costs – the great imbalance

With more and more leasehold bloggers popping up and writing about recent case law, I thought I would try and be inventive and write about something that I have recent experience of instead.  When extending a lease under the Leasehold … Continue reading

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Is a serving a fresh notice an abuse of process?

The answer to this question in the recent case of Westbrook Dolphin Square Ltd v Friends Provident Life and Pensions Ltd [2011] EWHC 2302 (Ch) has suggested that in certain circumstances serving a new enfranchisement notice (under section 13 of the … Continue reading

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Bumper results for the Cadogan Estate

The Cadogan Estate owns a sizeable part of some of the most expensive real estate in London.  Those of you familiar with some of the leading cases connected with the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 will recognise … Continue reading

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How do you know when terms are agreed?

If you are involved in the extension of your lease or the acquisition of your freehold under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you may be familiar with the phrase “the Principal Terms of Acquisition”.  This is … Continue reading

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Tenants don’t have to enfranchise the smallest possible qualifying unit

I haven’t written a blog on an enfranchisement for a few weeks and that means that I have not yet commented upon the recent Court of Appeal decision in Craftrule Ltd v 41-60 Albert Palace Mansions (Freehold) Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ … 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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