“pre-eminence in the area of a leasehold enfranchisement”
Legal 500 2018
One of the leading chambers for leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions.
The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 gives leaseholders of houses a right to acquire the freehold of their house or extend their lease. The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 allows leaseholders of flats either to collectively acquire their freehold or to extend their lease.
Tanfield is recognised as a leading set for Leasehold Enfranchisement & Lease Extension work and is widely regarded as the “go-to” set for this area of work.
Members of Tanfield have appeared in many of the significant Leasehold Enfranchisement and Lease Extension cases and have won awards for their achievements in this area. As well as providing expert advice and representation in complex enfranchisement claims, Tanfield’s barristers are regularly asked to speak at industry-wide leasehold conferences, write for leading publications and to contribute to the debate on reform of enfranchisement law.
Tanfield can assist with advice on whether a house, flat or block qualifies for enfranchisement, problems with the implementation of the statutory procedure and any dispute which arises out of the process.
Many of Tanfield’s members are members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).
Tanfield’s clients include leading specialist property law firms,surveyors, landlords, tenants and managing agents.