Owners of residential leasehold properties in England and Wales have various legal rights to extend their leases, purchase their freeholds and address unsatisfactory management of their properties.

Clarke Mairs has vast experience in acting for both Landlords and Tenants throughout the country in residential leasehold matters.

Whether a single leasehold house, flat or a large number of freehold or leasehold properties, we provide clear, comprehensive advice on your options and can manage the whole process for you from start to finish.

Clarke Mairs’ expertise in this complex area is recognised by our membership of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) (www.alep.org.uk/).

Click below for further information and to obtain a quote or contact Claire Wilson directly on 0191 429 4014 or cw@clarkemairs.com.


Lease Extension

Extending the lease of your flat

Enfranchisement of Flats

Buying the freehold of a block of flats

Rights of First Refusal

The right of first refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987

Enfranchisement of Houses

Buying the freehold of your individual house

Right to Manage

Exercising the Right to Manage under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002


Help from Taylor Wimpey where you have a doubling ground rent

Selling a Flat with a Short Lease

Options to sell a flat with a short lease

Recovery of Service Charge and Ground Rent Arrears

Advice on recovering outstanding Ground Rent and Service Charge from tenants

Breach of Lease

Advising on the terms of your lease and the consequences of breach