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Leasehold Enfranchisement and the Right to Manage


Conveyancing and property

In stock

1 October 2016

Law Society Publishing


Paperback and CD-ROM
234 x 156 mm
456 pages

Leasehold Enfranchisement and the Right to Manage
3rd edition

Christopher Sykes


This popular book explains the rights of long leaseholders to acquire the freehold of their property, extend the term of their lease, and exercise their right to manage a property.

This third edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to include:

  • a new chapter on costs which explains the principles involved in agreeing and determining costs in enfranchisement and right to manage claims with tips and guidance and latest cases
  • enhanced information on intermediate landlords and how their position can be protected
  • expanded information on the practicalities of completing enfranchisement claims including dealing with the landlord's mortgages
  • over 100 new case references

The author's focus on practical matters assists practitioners to guide their clients through each stage of acquiring their rights and the complicated requirements of the legislation are helpfully simplified by features such as summaries, key points, checklist and charts.

Updated and new precedents are collected in an appendix and also available on the accompanying CD-ROM for convenience.


1. A brief history;
2. The rights; Collective Rights:
3. Managing the collective
4. Collective enfranchisement;
5. Right to manage; Individual Rights:
6. Right to a new lease of a flat;
7. Right of tenants to acquire the leasehold of their house;
8. Right to a new lease of a house; Miscellaneous:
9. The First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber);
10. Costs;
11. The valuer and the valuation issues;
12. Companies and corporate formalities;
13. The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 and other relevant rights;
14. Services of notices;
15. Tax issues on enfranchisement,
Appendix: A. Precedents; B. Flowcharts.

About the Author

Christopher Sykes is a solicitor, partner and co-founder of Sykes Anderson Perry. He specialises in UK commercial and high value residential property, leasehold enfranchisement and commercial contracts. He is also a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).