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Radical proposals on enfranchisement rights

The sale of houses on a leasehold basis has been criticised in some quarters because of its apparent unfairness to leaseholders. Leaseholders, in contrast to freeholders, lease a property for only a number of years. The question then being, what happens at the end of the term? Enfranchisement rights provide leaseholders who hold a lease

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Dolphin sees literal meaning of statute triumph over porpoise

In Westbrook Dolphin Square Limited -v- Friends Life Limited [2014] EWHC 2433 (Ch) the High Court has paved the way for one commercial owner to compel the transfer of another’s freehold property to it, by the process of collective enfranchisement. Under the collective enfranchisement regime created in the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act

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Move along squatters, investors in residential property also need legislative reform

After press reports of police up and down the country taking action to remove squatters from residential accommodation, perhaps the government should now turn its attention to the legislative pitfalls awaiting potential investors in this sector? The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 offers rights to those who own leases of residential flats