Leasehold Advice Services


Leasehold law is complicated and confusing, and it can be difficult to know just where you stand if you’re a landlord, a tenant, or a business owner. At NG Chartered Surveyors, we are experts when it comes to property, which is why we are able to offer our clients a tailored leasehold advice service.

So whether you find yourself in a dispute concerning property, or if you simply have any questions concerning any aspect of leasehold law, we’re here to help. We can explain to you the finer aspects of the law and discuss how they apply to you, before advising you on the sort of action you should take.

With our leasehold advice service, we have helped our clients with matters related to:

  • Lease extensions
  • Service charges
  • Right to manage
  • Buying freeholds
  • Tribunal applications

A Brief Explanation of Leasehold Law

Many of the cases handled by our leasehold advice service concern disputes between leaseholders and freeholders. Indeed, the most common question we are asked is – what’s the difference between a freeholder and a leaseholder?

Essentially, whilst the leaseholder owns the lease to their property, the freeholder is the legal owner of the land on which the property is built. At NG Chartered Surveyors, we regularly liaise with both leaseholders and freeholders. Having worked extensively with both, we have developed the sort of insight that makes us uniquely qualified to handle disputes between leaseholders and freeholders.

Most disputes concern the lease itself, which is a legal contract between the freeholder and the leaseholder. The terms of the lease can cover such factors as rent, service charges, repairs, insurance, and any matters relating to alterations and construction work.

Whether you are a leaseholder or a freeholder, the law concerning leasehold properties can be extraordinarily complicated. Our leasehold advice service is designed to bring disputes to a civil and mutually beneficial resolution, and it is available to any of our clients who require it.