Flat ownership and block management are two sides of the same coin. They are regulated by the terms of the relevant leases and the rules that successive legislation has superimposed.  

This presents flat owners with rights and their landlords with hoops to jump through that are not apparent from reading the flat lease.

Have any questions?  Click below to access our lease extension and enfranchisement FAQs:

Click here to access our Enfranchisement FAQs

At Winckworth Sherwood, our lease extension lawyers aim to help both landlords and tenants find the best way to achieve their objectives, providing them with commercial advice in terms that reflect our knowledge of leasehold ownership.

Our experts may also be able to suggest a better route to achieving your aims than you had in mind.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Service charges
  • Enfranchisement and lease extension on flats
  • Enfranchisement and lease extension on houses
  • Application to LVT
  • Interpreting lease
  • Right to manage
  • Breaches of covenants
  • Leasehold conveyancing
  • Advocacy

 Winckworth Sherwood advises on:

Collective rights (blocks of flats)

Individual rights (flats and houses held on leases)

The team also advise on negotiated acquisitions of freehold and leasehold interests


Q. "Do we have the right to forcibly acquire the freehold to our building?"
View our flowchart below to find out:

Freehold Enfranchisement Flowchart

Q. "Do we qualify to take control of the management of our block?"
View our flowchart below to find out: 

Right to Manage


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