In light of the recent changes designed to simplify the making of a collective enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, this timely on-line video guides you through the qualification and procedure for such a claim, focussing on some of the trickier, practical problem areas
- Objecting to the claim – tenants’ eligibility, form of notice
- Signature – the changes in the Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Act 2014
- Leasebacks – how to claim as a landlord, how to value the property as a tenant
- Understanding & handling the importance of the timetable to avoid ‘deemed withdrawal’ of the tenants’ claim
On completion of this video you should have an:
- Understanding and working knowledge of the potentially onerous impact of the strict timetable on a tenants’ claim for collective enfranchisement
- Appreciation of the importance and impact of a potential leaseback on both landlord and tenants
- Understanding of the amendments wrought by the Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Act 2014
- Increased awareness of the impact of mistakes in notices served during a collective enfranchisement claim; how to avoid them and how to resolve them
Sarah Thompson-Copsey is a former property litigation partner at the City law firm now known as Dentons, handling all types of commercial property problems, but with an emphasis on avoiding & resolving commercial landlord and tenant disputes. Sarah now works as a freelance lecturer, trainer and author and lectures & writes regularly on commercial property topics, as well as providing independent auditing and consulting services for law firms.
Sarah is co-author of Tenants’ Pre-emption Rights: A landlord’s guide to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (Jordans) and Mixed Use and Residential Tenants’ Rights: The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and Leasehold Enfranchisement, (Elsevier 2009). She is also on the property consultation board of Practical Law Company and a site editor for the Property Law website at www.propertylawuk.net.