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Aviva and Persimmon to scrap ground rents and to sell freeholds at a discount

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Aviva and Persimmon have taken further steps to assist leaseholders, pledging to scrap ground rents and to sell freeholds at a discount. Niki Adkins looks at the announcement and discusses whether other housing developers and freeholders will follow suit.

Can I alter or improve my flat if I co-own the freehold?

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Leasehold Property Specialist Niki Adkins debunks the misconception that a freehold owner can do what they want; and discusses how a co-freeholder needs to use a licence to alter to make alterations to their property.

Why are increased ground rents such an issue for leaseholders?

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Why are increasing ground rents an issue and what can I do to prevent my ground rent increasing? Niki Adkins, Associate in our Leasehold Property Team looks at ground rent; giving an overview of what it is, what it does and why they are such an issue for leaseholders.

Is now a good time to extend my lease?

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Niki Adkins is an Associate and Leasehold Specialist in our expanding Lease Team. In this article, she answers the question: Is now a good time to extend my lease? Niki looks at factors such as reform legislation and cost; going on to describe the lease extension process.

How to take control of management of your block of flats

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Niki Adkins, specialist lawyer in our growing Leasehold Property Team, looks at the various ways in which a leaseholder can take control of the management of their block of flats. Detailing how Right to Manage, Enfranchisement and Enforcement Action works.

Do I need to extend my lease if I own a share of the freehold?

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Do I need to extend my lease if I own a share of the freehold? Lease specialist Niki Adkins explains why freehold owners need to extend their lease, providing a 'how to' guide.

Revisiting the January Leasehold Reform Announcement

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Niki Adkins looks back on the January leasehold reforms and discusses how useful they actually are. Describing what the reforms mean for leaseholders; and how the reforms may be changed before becoming legislation.

Frettens extend specialist lease team

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Frettens welcome two more new faces to the firm, Anne Albritton joins the team as an associate and Hannah Faith joins as a paralegal.

Lease extension reforms announced

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What are the new leasehold reforms? When will they come into effect and how will they impact leaseholders?

Lease Extension and Enfranchisement specialist, Niki Adkins, gives an overview of the 'biggest reform to the UK property market in 40 years'.

Dealing with ground rent increases

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Dealing with ground rent increases

What are the options for me to extend my lease

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A short video article featuring Niki Adkins, Leasehold Specialist, explaining what the options are for anyone who wants to extend their lease. ...

Can a freeholder refuse to extend a lease?

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The value of a leasehold is affected by how many years are left on the lease. The shorter the remaining time, the less valuable it is to extend your lease . If you own, or are you considering buying a leasehold property, then you need to understand the...

Extending your lease - What's the difference between a non-statutory and statutory procedure?

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Our Leasehold specialist Niki Adkins discusses the process of extending a lease, as well as detailing the difference between a non-statutory and a statutory procedure. She outlines the pro's and con's of these procedures.

Purchasing a flat with a short lease - extending the lease as part of the process

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When purchasing a leasehold flat you must think carefully about the number of years left on the lease and the ground rent risks you may expose yourself to. There are two reasons for this: Your mortgage lender is likely to...

What are my options to extend my lease?

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A short video article featuring Lease Extension Specialist, Niki Adkins , outlining the options for someone wishing to extend the lease on their flat or apartment. For more information read our lease extension page. If you would...

Lease Extension Q&A

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Niki Adkins is a Leasehold Specialist at Frettens who helps clients to extend their lease on their apartment or to buy the freehold. She has put together this Q&A as a starting point for any property owners who are considering this. Q. What Is A...

Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners Membership

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The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners, or ALEP, is an association of organisations experienced in the residential leasehold sector. All member firms are rigorously vetted so that members of the public can be confident that they have...

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