Leasehold Enfranchisement

Freehold vs leasehold: what's the difference?

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Freehold and leasehold are the two main types of property ownership in the UK. Here we explain how these types of ownership differ and the considerations to note when buying a leasehold property. More …

How to sell a flat with a short lease

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Short leases are an all too common problem for owners of flats when they come to sell their property. The root of the problem is that a lease is a wasting asset, which means that as time goes on it loses value. Even as prices in the property market rise, a flat with a shorter lease will be worth less than a comparable flat with a longer lease. More …

Looking to bag a bargain at auction? How to avoid the pitfalls of the auction house

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March 2018 saw auction houses reporting increased year-on-year sales within the UK residential property sector. With auction transactions appearing to be on the rise, we've outlined our top tips for buying a property at auction. More …

Is the end in sight for new-build, leasehold houses?

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Following the 'ground rent scandal,' the Government has set out plans to outlaw leaseholds on new-build houses along with potentially reducing ground rents down to a peppercorn. But what will this mean for home-buyers? More …

An apartment in London for sale for just £90,000 - what's the catch?

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An apartment in the famous Eaton Square is being auctioned for only £90,000. What do you do if you are buying an apartment with a leasehold that is ending soon? More …