Leasehold Disputes & Leasehold Enfranchisement
The law relating to residential leasehold property is complex and constantly changing. As a landlord, whether you seek to recover ground rent, service charges or administration charges, or have received a notice from tenants (leaseholders) to purchase the freehold (collective enfranchisement), claim a new lease of a flat or exercise the right to manage, our specialist team of solicitors is able to provide expert advice and assistance gained from extensive experience and a thorough understanding of the law and procedures involved in leasehold enfranchisement and leasehold disputes . We work with you to achieve the best possible results and to protect your interests.
We act for landlords with freehold portfolios of all sizes, from companies with properties throughout England and Wales to those set up by leaseholders (tenants) to own the freehold of their own building. We frequently act for landlords upon referrals from managing agents.
- Recovery of ground rent, service charges and administration charges
- Collective enfranchisement (i.e. purchase of freehold) claims under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993
- Claims for individual lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993
- Right to manage claims under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002
- Rights of first refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
- Breaches of covenant (e.g. unauthorised alterations or sub-letting)
- Forfeiture of leases
- Variation of leases under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
We are able to represent clients in proceedings in the County Court, First-tier Tribunal Property Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).
The whole process of the freehold completion with Gavin (Walmsley) was quick and stress free, I found Gavin quick to respond to emails and we were informed each step of the way until we completed the freehold purchase, I would recommend Gavin to anyone who is considering a freehold purchase or leasehold extension.
Mr D. C., Haywards Heath
Thank you (Gavin Walmsley), and Jonathan (Everett), for completing the work on the lease extension for my father’s property. We appreciate the prompt and efficient service you have given us.
May I take this opportunity to thank you (Rebecca Turnbull-Simpson) for your care and attention in the matter and doubtless we will be corresponding again at some point.
Hi Rebecca (Turnbull-Simpson), thank you so much for all your help and assistance regarding this issue. You have really taken this on promptly and efficiently and I very much appreciate that.
Anonymous for Leasehold Disputes
Thank you so much (Rebecca Turnbull-Simpson) for steering this claim to a successful conclusion. I was not at all sure that my insurance company wouldn’t have found a way to wriggle out of it.
Jane P, Cornwall
I could not recommend Coole Bevis more highly. The combined expertise, professionalism and patience of both Rebecca (Turnbull-Simpson) and Aman (Johal) proved invaluable. Thanks to all at Coole Bevis!!
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Thank you (Rebecca Turnbull-Simpson) for your help and advice over the past 12 months or so, it has always been very clear and reassuring to work with you
Dr Howard Carter
(Rebecca Turnbull-Simpson) Heart-felt thanks for all your hard work in getting such an amazing result – a 170 year lease – in an unusually challenging & complex situation. You were highly recommended to me by various housing professionals in town – and now I know why.
From the minute I put this matter in your hands I felt my burden of worry & stress fall away. I had total confidence in you throughout the process. I really appreciated the time you took to explain, think things through with me. You were always prompt, patient, easy to speak to & extremely pleasant to deal with. I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone – and would not hesitate to deal with you again.