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This activity has assisted other people in the following competencies: Technical legal practice

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When your client asks you to advise on enfranchisement or lease extensions, do you take a deep breath and reach for the painkillers? If so, you’re not alone!

As a property lawyer, you will know that the law on enfranchisement and lease extension is complex and often misunderstood. If you have little or no knowledge of this topic, this course is designed with you in mind.

The Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (and related law) is fraught with pitfalls for the unwary. If you ignore or overlook those areas, you may cause substantial problems for your client – and potentially attract a negligence claim against your firm. This is a bestselling course, highlighting the particularly tricky areas – arming you with the knowledge necessary to guide your clients through this legal minefield with confidence.

Our well known and respected property expert, Hannah Mackinlay, will take you through key issues and pitfalls, and how to deal with them effectively.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand the legal framework of enfranchisement and lease extension
  • Know what pitfalls may arise in this complex area of law
  • Appreciate how to deal with problem areas ensuring your client is protected

What does this course cover?

This course covers the key requirements and pitfalls of enfranchisement and lease extension, including:

  • Collective and individual enfranchisement
  • Checking the eligibility of the building, and the qualifying tenants
  • How to take instructions, and other essential preparation
  • Notices: contents and procedure
  • Dealing with counter-notices
  • Lease extensions
  • Acquiring the freehold
  • Post-completion matters
  • Valuation


Hannah Mackinlay

is a solicitor and lectures widely on commercial property. Previously she dealt with commercial property, development and environmental work at partner and senior level at firms such as Shoosmiths and Pinsent Masons.

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