Leasehold enfranchisement is a complex and specialist area of the law. This course is primarily aimed at lawyers with little or no experience in this area of practice. Delivered by experienced lecturer and practitioner Stephen Desmond, this course will provide viewers with a basic introduction to, and grounding in, the key issues associated with leasehold enfranchisement. During Part 1, the following topics will be considered: What property and interests can be acquired, and by whom Premises in mixed use Which tenants qualify? Nominee purchaser and participating tenants Outline of procedure Preliminary notices Participation agreements The initial notice - required contents, service, inaccuracies Registration of initial notice Right of access for valuation Reversioner's right to require evidence tenant’s entitlement During Part 2, the following topics will be considered: Counter-notice – including counter proposals Applications to court or tribunal Agreement as to terms of acquisition Missing freeholders Withdrawal of initial notice Components of the purchase price, including for intermediate leasehold interests Liability for landlord’s costs Terms of transfer Leasebacks Estate management schemes
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