Leases

We  have a wealth of knowledge and experience of Leasehold law

This is an extremely complex area of law

We at M2M Community Solicitors LLP have a wealth of knowledge and experience of Leasehold law and we can advise on all aspects of Leasehold law and disputes, we do not however advise on the buying and selling of the leasehold property including extensions.

This is an extremely complex area of law. The lease documentation sets out the main terms and conditions of your contract and will spell out the main rights and responsibilities. Many people have difficulty in understanding the responsibilities of the freeholder within the lease agreement and in particular in relation to service charges including major works.

We will be able to advise you about your lease and use our expertise to assist in negotiations with the freeholder, if necessary. We advise on lease terms including service charges and breach of covenants.  We are also experienced in assisting our client’s to take action when necessary up to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) if the matter needs to proceed to that level.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Legal Aid available for this type of case?

Usually Legal Aid is not available for this type of case.

How can M2M Community Solicitors LLP help?

We can advise upon the terms of the lease and the rights of the leaseholder and the freeholder of a property. We can advise on how to deal with a dispute.  We can take action when necessary up to the First-tier (Property Chamber) should a matter need to proceed to that level. Quite often where there are a number of leaseholders combined under one freehold the freeholder will collect for a major works fund to apply to major works required to the structure of a property.

What do I need to bring to a meeting?

We will need you to bring photographic identification such as a valid driving licence or passport, a utility bill with your name and address dated within 3 months of the meeting and proof of your income for example a payslip or bank statement showing income being paid into your account.

We will also need a copy of any assessment made including the financial assessment and the main correspondence between the client and the Local Authority, if possible.

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