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Leasehold Enfranchisement and Collective Enfranchisement

Navigating the complexities of leasehold enfranchisement and collective enfranchisement can be daunting. The process involves complex legal procedures that must be followed accurately, and the correct notice needs to be served to the landlord. That is why seeking professional legal advice from the outset is essential.

As a legal procedure, leasehold enfranchisement involves buying the freehold of your property, or collective enfranchisement is a legal process whereby the flat owners in a block join together to buy the freehold of the building. To proceed with enfranchisement or collective enfranchisement, you must meet specific eligibility criteria and negotiate a cost with the freeholder to buy the freehold or share. To initiate collective enfranchisement, qualifying tenants must own at least two-thirds of the flats in the building, and more than 50% of those tenants must participate in the process.

Contact us to speak to one of our experienced property lawyers for friendly, clear and, above all, practical advice. Please call us on 01630 652405 or email us

Enfranchisement and Collective Enfranchisement Solicitors

At Onions & Davies, our conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in guiding homeowners and groups of flat owners through this process. We have extensive knowledge and experience in handling leasehold enfranchisement and collective enfranchisement and can provide bespoke advice tailored to each client’s circumstances:

  • Determine if you qualify for collective enfranchisement or leasehold enfranchisement and guide you through the process.
  • Negotiate with freeholders on your behalf, ensuring the best possible outcome in terms of price and terms.
  • Draft and serve the initial notice of claim, as well as handle any counter-notices.
  • Deal with any possible disputes or complications that might arise during the enfranchisement process.
  • Coordinate with other legal and property professionals, such as surveyors and valuers, to ensure a seamless and successful transaction.
  • Explain the financial implications of the process, including costs and potential value increases.

By providing this end-to-end service, we eliminate the hassle and stress of managing complex legal processes. Our dedicated property solicitors provide a comprehensive, professional service tailored to your leasehold enfranchisement and collective enfranchisement needs, ensuring a seamless experience throughout the process. 

Why Choose Onions & Davies

We are accredited under The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing. Being an accredited member of the CQS means that we meet the high standards the Law Society sets to ensure that we give clients a professional and quality conveyancing service.  

Our Fees

We believe that it is important for you to be clear about how much you are going to be charged before we start work for you. We will always give you a quote and if this has to change for any reason, for example if matters become more complicated part way through, we will let you know how much the increased cost will be before beginning the extra work. Most of our residential property matters are completed on a fixed fee basis and the lawyer working on your case will ensure you are fully aware of all costs associated with your case. You can view more detailed information on the fees that we charge for a property sale or purchase by visiting our costs information page.

Get in Touch

To speak with our residential property team today you can call us on 01630 652405 or email us at

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91 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3AF | Email us | Call us 01630 652 405

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