For Freeholders

Information for Freeholders

ALEP’s aim is to bring together experienced practitioners who enable leaseholder and freeholder clients to navigate the complexities of enfranchisement legislation.

ALEP members act for either freeholders or leaseholders and in some instances for both. ALEP is not politically aligned and does not lobby either for or against freeholders, nor in the interests of leaseholders, but in the general interests of the sector. 

Please note that as a professional membership association, it is not possible for ALEP to provide advice or costs directly. Please direct all enquiries to our members via the Search Practitioners button. 

Understanding Leasehold Enfranchisement

Leasehold enfranchisement legislation is complex and many freeholders and freehold companies benefit from engaging specialist assistance from ALEP members in order to fully understand their rights and obligations. Our members are able to supply expert advice and assistance on any questions you may have relating to any proposed offer to extend the lease of a flat or to deal with a sale of a freehold interest.

In particular, if you are served with a Notice seeking to extend a lease (Section 42 Notice) or a Notice seeking to buy a freehold (Section 13 Notice) then you need to seek support from a leasehold enfranchisement specialist immediately, as the timescales for responding are set by legislation.

You can search for barristers, managing agents, project managers, solicitors or valuers who are specialists in leasehold enfranchisement and will be able to provide you with qualified advice.

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ALEP was set up in 2007 in response to concerns raised by owners of leasehold properties who wanted reassurance that the people they were dealing with were reputable. Freeholders also require this reassurance.