Julian Wilkins & Co. Chartered Surveyors are specialists in freehold enfranchisement of blocks of flats and houses throughout the South East and London region.
Under the 1993 Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act, groups of leaseholders in blocks of flats have a collective right to force the freeholder to sell the freehold to them.
Leaseholders of houses also enjoy the right to purchase their freehold under the 1967 Leasehold Reform Act.
Our Chartered Surveyors have extensive experience acting for leaseholders throughout their freehold enfranchisement process. Each year we successfully settle a large number of cases on behalf of our clients who wish to collectively (flats) or individually (houses) purchase their freehold.
The enfranchisement process can be daunting and stressful. Our team work hard to ensure that all leaseholders are provided with the very best personal service all through your relationship with us.
We can advise on eligibility and our Chartered Surveyors can undertake the necessary enfranchisement valuations and the subsequent negotiations with the freeholder’s valuer.
In the occasional case (where agreement cannot be reached) we can assist in the necessary preparation and representation at a First Tier Property Tribunal. Our Director, Julian Wilkins MRICS is an RICS registered Expert Witness and has successfully represented clients in a number of cases taken through to tribunal for determination.
We work closely with all leaseholders involved and their chosen legal professionals, ensuring every participant is kept up to date and informed with the very best advice at each stage of the process.
Our valuation fees are fixed and competitively priced so that you can be fully aware of your costs. Our negotiation fees are normally charged on a time cost basis and are capped at an upper limit ensuring a saving is always made and so that you are not subjected to any unexpected costs. We can also introduce you to specialist solicitors who also offer competitive fee options.
We are also able to act for freeholders in enfranchisement cases, if you are a freeholder requiring an enfranchisement valuation please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.