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Leasehold Property

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We offer a full range of services related to the leasing of property, through our specialist department, the Lease Clinic.

About the Lease Clinic

The Lease Clinic, Comptons’ Leasehold Property department was founded in 2010 by James Compton to exclusively market the firm’s specialism in enfranchisement law to flat owners. Since its launch it has been short listed for a Law Society Award in Excellence and has won an ERMA, the industry awards for Enfranchisement. James was also awarded Highly Commended as an individual practitioner and has podcasts published by the Leasehold Advisory Service.

The Firm have been asked on numerous occasions to contribute towards articles on this subject published in The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Evening Standard, The Independent and News on the Block.

Comptons is a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners and have been involved in a number of high profile cases in the area of lease renewals and enfranchisement which have been reported in Law Reports and Hague (the leading text in this area).

"Through their Lease Clinic, Comptons has simplified the lease renewal process. Their expertise in this field is reassuring to all those involved and most definitely minimises the anxiety and delays caused by haing to extend these shortening leases."

Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward (KFH)

We acted for leaseholders in the Court of Appeal and House of Lords decision in 9 Cornwall Crescent London Ltd v. Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough [2005] which clarified the point that a Landlord’s counter notice does not need to state a reasonable premium.

We represented tenants in 5 Felix Avenue Ltd v. Pledream Properties Limited [2010] which clarified that terms of acquisition have to be manifestly agreed.

We acted in the widely reported and controversial case of Cowthorpe Road 1-1A Freehold Limited v. Wahedally CLCC [2017] which held that a Landlord’s Counter Notice cannot be served by email.

We acted for the successful Nominee Purchaser and Respondent in the Upper Tribunal case of Properties AY&U Ltd v. Barham House Freehold Ltd (2022) which held that a Tribunal is not obliged to follow a recent auction sale of the same asset (£91k) when determining value of the same freehold in a LHRUDA 1993 collective claim (price determined at £30k).    

The Lease Clinic is passionate about what they do and are proud to work alongside their clients to achieve their goals in this complex area of law.

Find out more about our Leasehold Property department by watching the video below...
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"James and team, thank you ever so much for your persistence and help in resolving my lease extension. I've been trying to do this for almost five years and I'm very grateful it's now happened!"

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Who to speak with at Comptons about Leasehold Property matters

James Compton
Partner, Head of Enfranchisement
+44 (0)20 7482 9513
jc@comptons.co.uk

Ahmed Anwar
Senior Associate
+44 (0)20 3763 5445
aa@comptons.co.uk