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Leasehold Enfranchisement and the Right to Manage

A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition
Christopher Sykes
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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 includes:

  • 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 on the accompanying CD for convenience.


  1. 1. A brief history
  2. 2. The rights; Collective Rights:
  3. 3. Managing the collective process
  4. 4. Collective enfranchisement
  5. 5. Right to manage; Individual Rights:
  6. 6. Right to a new lease of a flat
  7. 7. Right of tenants to acquire the leasehold of their house
  8. 8. Right to a new lease of a house; Miscellaneous:
  9. 9. The First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
  10. 10. Costs
  11. 11. The valuer and the valuation issues
  12. 12. Companies and corporate formalities
  13. 13. The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 and other relevant rights
  14. 14. Services of notices
  15. 15. Tax issues on enfranchisement,
  17. Appendix:
  18. A. Precedents
  19. 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).




Property and conveyancing


October 2016


Law Society




Paperback + CD
480 Pages