Chartered Surveyors - London, Middlesex, Surrey - David Cooper Associates

Leasehold Extension / Enfranchisement

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Whether you are a leaseholder of a flat or a house, a group of leaseholders, a freeholder or a property professional, David Cooper Associates Chartered Surveyors are here to help.

If you own the Leasehold of a house or flat, Government legislation over the last few decades has made it easier to acquire the freehold of your house or extend the lease of your flat by 90 years (over and above the remaining term of your lease) at a ‘peppercorn’ ground rent, or, together with your fellow lessees even buy the freehold (called “enfranchising”). If your lease is getting short, (particularly if it is under, or approaching, eighty years unexpired), to protect the value of your property, you should consider whether you qualify for either of these options.

To see you through the process our services include:

When acting on behalf of the Leaseholder:

  • An initial consultation to assess your needs and to ascertain whether you qualify to extend your lease or acquire the freehold
  • An assessment of the premium (price) likely to be payable under provisions of the relevant legislation
  • An assessment of the best-case and worst case scenarios and the recommended sum to be included in a Notice, to be served (by solicitors) upon the Landlord
  • A formal report which will include the above, together with our recommendations and advice
  • Negotiations with the Landlord and/or any professional representative he/she may appoint
  • Liaising with the instructed solicitor
  • Representations, both written and in person to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (the LVT), if necessary

When acting on behalf of the Landlord:

  • An initial consultation to assess your needs and to ascertain whether the Lessee(s) qualifies to extend the lease or acquire the freehold
  • An assessment of the premium (price) likely to be payable under provisions of the relevant legislation
  • An assessment of the best-case and worst-case scenarios and the recommended sum to include in the Counter-Notice, to be served (by solicitors) upon the Lessee(s)
  • A formal report which will include the above, together with our recommendations and advice
  • Negotiations with the Lessee(s) and/or any professional representative he/she may appoint
  • Liaising with the instructed solicitor
  • Representations, both written and in person to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (the LVT), if necessary

As you might expect, the process requires a detailed working knowledge of the relevant Acts, particularly The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (amended in 2002).

With offices in Mayfair, Richmond and Harrow, we at David Cooper Associates Chartered Surveyors undertake residential Building Surveys and Homebuyer Surveys in Central London, the City and the West End, Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, Belgravia and Pimlico, North-West London including St John’s Wood and Hampstead, West and North London, Harrow and all surrounding areas in Middlesex, Watford and all areas within Hertfordshire, Richmond and Guildford and all surrounding areas in Surrey and the surrounding areas of the South-East and the Home Counties. For further detailed information in respect of the areas we cover please go to locations.

For further professional advice and to discuss your needs in detail, please call
David Cooper Associates Chartered Surveyors on 0800 6124 960

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What Our Clients Say About Us

I am delighted at how smoothly it all went through once I put my Lease Extension in the hands of David Cooper Associates. Once again, thank you, for your excellent and unwavering assistance in this matter.

Dr Z Gajiwala, Rickmansworth

Thank you for your assistance and efficiency throughout the process of my Lease Extension. We are so pleased with the result which thoroughly exceeded our expectations.

Mr & Mrs D Williamson, Regents Park, London W1

Well done to you, David Cooper Associates… Your persistence and tenacity throughout the negotiation process was so appreciated. I cannot thank you enough.

Ms S B Howe, Oxford

Further Information and Useful Links

Freephone
0800 6124 960

From outside the UK
dial 0044 800 6124 960

Fax. 020 8206 9999
Email. info@david-cooper.co.uk

Surveys carried out at short notice and at weekends

David Cooper Associates have offices in the following areas:

Harrow, Middlesex

Kenton House, 666 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 9QN

Mayfair, London W1

1 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8DJ

Richmond, Surrey

Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2PR

From our offices, we cover most areas of the South and South East and many areas of the UK.

RICS: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Regulated by RICS

Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association
Members of the ISA

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