Residential Lease Enfranchisement

The right to enfranchise under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 as amended by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 relates principally to the building in which the flats are situated but the leaseholders can ask to enfranchise additional land surrounding the building owned by the freeholder provided that land is used communally by the leaseholders. At least fifty percent of the flat owners owning long leases (over 21 years) in the building must participate for the right to be exercisable.