Buying your Freehold

If you have been in your leasehold property for a while, you may want to negotiate to gain more control over how it is managed and maintained.

At Burt Brill & Cardens Solicitors, we can help you with buying a freehold and look after the sometimes complex legal aspects of the process. For more information and advice on terms and costs, contact Maureen Edwards for an initial chat about your circumstances.

South Downs freehold purchase

How to Buy Freehold

Two Ways of Buying Freehold

You can effectively force your landlord to sell your property to you using the collective or individual enfranchisement application. As a process laid down by the law, it involves issuing prescribed notices to the freehold owner to sell to you and other flat owners.

It can be a confusing and complicated process, so getting comprehensive legal advice in the first instance is advised.

A valuation of the property will also be required, and we can help you with this alongside organising a visit from a qualified surveyor.

My Landlord Is Selling to Someone Else…

In some cases you may be able to buy the freehold in place of an original agreed purchaser. There are legal requirements with this process, and we will be able to comprehensively advise you on what is necessary.

Owning a share in your own freehold gives you control, peace of mind and usually increases the value of your property.

For more information, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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