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Formal Lease extensions

We can represent you in formally applying for a lease extension under Leasehold Reform and Urban Development Act 1993, making sure importantly that you qualify and all the correct procedures are followed within the right timescales.

Procedure

  • We will check you qualify to apply under the Act.
  • We will check your existing lease for any defects.
  • Draft and serve the Initial notice on your Landlord and any third party to your lease.  At this point your Landlord may ask for a deposit of 10% of the proposed premium or £250.00 whichever is greater.
  • Negotiate the terms of your new lease with your Landlord. note that we do not negotiate the premium, you must employ s specialist valuer to do so on your behalf if you wish to negotiate once the landlords counter notice has been served.  They will also be responsible for any applications to Leasehold Valuation Tribunal if required.
  • Complete the Lease extension and register at Land Registry.

Pros and Cons

Pros+
  • The Act provides certainty- your landlord is procured to provide a lease extension without unreasonable terms and with reasonable legal fees
  • Rent is reduced to nil automatically
  • Statutory 90 years is added to your Lease
  • You can start the process and sell the property before its completed by assigning it to your buyer
Cons+
  • The procedure is more time consuming
  • Legal fees are higher

Fees


We can represent you for a fixed fee of £1250.00 plus VAT.   There will also be a Land Registry fee of usually £40.00 (but this is subject to change), ID check fee of £15 plus VAT per person, £12.00 to order an up to date copy of your title from the Land Registry.  Stamp Duty Land Tax is not payable unless the premium payable for the lease extension is over £40,000.00.

Please note it is likely you will also be responsible for your landlords legal and valuation fees.

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