Collective Enfranchisement Valuation

A group of leaseholders in the shared block of flats can join together in the statutory process called collective enfranchisement. This allows you to take the freehold control into your hands by enfranchising the freehold title from your current landlord, providing you meet the set eligibility criteria in Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

We can discuss your situation and check whether you are eligible and determine the collective enfranchisement premium you will be required to pay to your landlord. 

You may wish to initiate collective enfranchisement for the following reasons:

 

  • The block is not managed efficiently and repairs are left unattended.
  • Most of the flats are on the short leases and sometimes it is better to collectively enfranchise rather than individually extend the leases.
  • You want to take into your own hands the management of service charges.
  • You have absentee freeholder.

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Why Should You Instruct Lease Extension Surveyor?

You might have seen lease extension calculator online which is good for providing an indicative premium for lease extension but it should not be relied on for serving statutory notices as it does not consider rising ground rents which form a significant portion of the lease extension premium.

The most reliable way to ensure that the correct lease extension premium is paid is to instruct a specialist lease extension valuation surveyor. The surveyor will inspect your property and prepare a detailed lease extension valuation report which will include the premium payable and the likely range that lease extension will be settled at. In order to arrive at the lease extension premium, the surveyor will consider the three most important variables in the lease extension valuation:

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GROUND RENT

The ground rent sometimes can significantly affect the premium. Some leases may contain various ground rent provisions and these can be fixed, rising, doubling or even tied to Retail Price Index (RPI). The collective enfranchisement surveyor can help you understand the ground rent nuances and explain the implications of having ground rents increasing by the interval. 

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LEASE LENGTH

The length of the lease has a direct effect on collective enfranchisement valuation. The longer the lease the cheaper total premium payable will be. The collective enfranchisement surveyor will use lease term remaining to derive reversionary interest value which forms part of the total premium payable. 

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MARRIAGE VALUE

Marriage value is a formula which forms part of the collective enfranchisement valuation. When the lease falls below 80 years the landlord is entitled to a 50% increase from a short and a long lease value when the lease is extended. The specialist collective enfranchisement surveyor will calculate the short lease value of the property to determine the marriage value compensation payable to the landlord.

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Collective Enfranchisement Valuation

We can determine whether you are eligible for collective enfranchisement, advise on the premium payable and negotiate the best deal for you with your landlord. Collective enfranchisement claims tend to be contentious in nature. We take the stress away by managing the whole valuation and negotiation process from start to finish. 

Collective Enfranchisement Solicitors Advice

We can advise on the legal process of collective enfranchisement. We work and partner with the best specialist collective enfranchisement solicitors that can deal with the conveyancing of freehold enfranchisement without a hitch and serve all required statutory notices swiftly and efficiently saving time and money in the process. 

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Rachel Chamberlain

I highly recommend Erikas Grig's services. I hired Erikas to obtain a valuation on my Help to Buy property earlier this year and again recently, and he's been nothing but efficient and polite in carrying this out for me. I received my original valuation report very quickly after Erikas' original site visit. And he's been very accommodating in being able to conduct a further, and fairly last minute, request for an updated report to be completed. I will definitely use Erikas' services again for any future valuations.

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Tash Clough

Easy, pleasant, quick service. Best quote I found. Came to house in a quick response time, valuation was quick, gave me valuation and invoice within a week. Also helped me out and extended it by 1 month due to delays from solicitors and housing association. Responds quickly to emails. Highly recommended, thanks a lot x

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kush jethwa

Erik valued my flat for the Help to Buy redemption. Great service, communications and quality. Very friendly, professional and knowledgable about the area. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again the future. Thanks 🙂

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