Residential Property

Enfranchisement & Lease Extensions

Property lease extension services
Secure your lease’s future with our expert guidance and increase your property’s value.

Why seek legal advice

If you’re facing the expiration of your lease, seeking legal advice is crucial. Our team of experienced HK Law lease extension specialists can assist you in navigating the complex process, ensuring the best outcome for you.

  • Expert guidance
  • Legal protection
  • Maximize property value
  • Peace of mind
  • Negotiation support
  • Efficient process
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Why choose HK Law?

At HK Law, we’re dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service for your lease extension needs.

Our lease extension specialists have years of experience in handling complex cases, ensuring you receive expert advice and representation tailored to your unique situation.

  • Highly experienced team
  • Accredited professionals
  • Personalised approach
  • Proven track record
  • Extensive industry knowledge
  • Transparent communication, providing timely updates
Sarah Khamis Carson, HK Law

Your questions answered

Sarah Kamis-Carson, Solicitor
  • What is leasehold property?
    Leasehold property refers to properties, such as flats, where you lease the individual unit from a landlord for a set number of years. The lease outlines the rights and responsibilities of both parties, including maintenance and payment of ground rent and service charges.
  • Why do I need to renew my lease?
    Renewing your lease is crucial because, once the lease expires, the ownership of your flat reverts to the landlord. A lease extension ensures you maintain ownership and enables a smooth property sale.
  • When should I renew my lease?
    We recommend extending your lease before it falls below 80 years to avoid increased costs associated with the "marriage value." As the lease shortens, the premium payable to the landlord for the extension rises.
  • Why do I need to pay a premium to my landlord?
    The premium compensates the landlord for extending the lease and accounts for the increase in the property's value that benefits you as the leaseholder.
  • How many years remain on my lease?
    You can find the number of years in your lease agreement or by obtaining a copy from your landlord or the Land Registry.
  • How can I renew my lease?
    There are two routes: non-statutory lease extension and statutory lease extension. Non-statutory extension involves informal agreement with your landlord, while the statutory route follows a legal process, including serving notices and potential negotiation or tribunal involvement.
  • Who is my landlord?
    Your landlord's details are mentioned in the Freehold Title Register or on your ground rent demands.
  • Can I extend my lease if I have a short lease?
    Yes, you can still extend your lease even if it has a short remaining term. However, it's important to note that as the lease shortens, the cost of extending it may increase, as you may be required to pay a higher premium to the landlord. It's advisable to seek professional advice as early as possible to understand your options and make an informed decision.

By Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor

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