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Leasehold Enfranchisement Solicitors

If you own a flat on a leasehold basis, you will only own it for a fixed period of time. When the leasehold period ends, the ownership of the property reverts to the landlord.

However, you can exercise a right to join together with other leaseholders within the same apartment block to buy the leasehold from the landlord. This is known as collective enfranchisement or leasehold enfranchisement.

There are many benefits to buying the freehold to your flat. It would give you enhanced financial security and can stop the value of your flat deteriorating. It usually helps you save money on service charges. You should also find it easier to re-mortgage or sell your flat as many mortgage lenders refuse to lend on flats with less than 60 to 70 years left on the lease.

Lease enfranchisement can be complex. It’s therefore important to seek legal advice if you are interested in buying the freehold. Our expert solicitors are highly experienced in this specialised area of property law and can provide all the help and advice you need.

If you’d like to find out more about enfranchisement, call one of our friendly property lawyers at FDR Law on 01925 256610. You can find out what your options are without obligation.

"I wanted to thank you and your team for the great work done with the acquisition of my flat. I did appreciate the way you carefully analysed all the documents although under pressure to do it quickly"

Marco Bertelli

Just wanted to let you know that I've been in my house for just over a week and am very happy.  It was a long, arduous journey to get here, so I just wanted to thank you all for your help, patience, flexibility and perseverance!


You all made a great team, and I'd definitely recommend.




Tim Jordan at FDR Law has been absolutely exceptional. He's fast , responsive, diligent and extremely easy to deal with. Best conveyancing solicitor I've ever come across.


I would recommend Tim Jordan to anyone who needs to be assured they are getting the correct legal advice in a professional manner.

Matt Dell, Freedom Cars Ltd 

A huge thank you to FDR and especially Tim for enabling us to sell two houses and buy our new home in record time. It really has been an incredible few weeks, made pleasurable by working in partnership with you