Residential leases | Experience

Our property experts offer practical and effective solutions in an area of law that can often seem complicated and confusing.

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Sandra Carter

Sandra Carter

Recent work carried out by the group includes:

  • Acting for landlords disposing of portfolio of leasehold properties.
  • Acting for groups of tenants acquiring the freehold interest of the building (converted houses and purpose-built blocks) in which their flats are situated.
  • Acting for individual tenants acquiring the freehold interest of their leasehold house from the landlord.
  • Acting for landlords negotiating lease extensions with tenants.
  • Acting for tenants acquiring negotiated and statutory lease extension from landlords.
  • Advising groups of tenants on entitlement to claim the right to manage.
  • Assisting groups of tenants with right to manage claims, including proceedings in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.
  • Assisting tenants negotiating a change of managing agents due to problems with the existing management company.
  • Advising landlords on their obligations under section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
  • Assisting landlords required to comply with directions of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.
  • Assisting landlords with the recovery of arrears of service charges.
  • Advising tenants in relation to unfair service charge and major works costs.
  • Drafting tenancy agreements for individuals, companies, educational establishments and charitable organisations.