Lease extensions

Altermans Solictors has been advising freeholders on lease extensions since 2002, and its founding partner, Gabriel Alterman, has been doing so since 1998.

We have carried out hundreds of lease extensions for freeholders over the years, helping property owners to maximise their investment returns and avoid legal headaches.

If you have received a request for a lease extension, Altermans Solicitors will advise you of your options and how to achieve the best valuation.

Whether your property portfolio is in Prime Central London or spread across the UK, our lease extension advisory service for freeholders includes:

  • checking the leaseholder’s eligibility for an extension, such as length of ownership;
  • verifying whether any notices have been served correctly;
  • ensuring all deadlines are met; and
  • identifying whether there are any grounds for a challenge.

There are strict deadlines for the various stages in granting a lease extension, and adherence to these timetables can make a significant difference to the value payable to the freeholder.

When granting a new lease, we will also review the lease terms to ensure that future arrangements are as advantageous as possible for the freeholder.

When a dispute over the valuation of the property arises, the leaseholder has the right to go to the First-tier Tribunal. In this case, we have close working relationships with expert valuers and barristers who can represent your best interests.

We have a team of solicitors dedicated to handling lease extensions, with over 40 years of experience between them, supervised by a partner.

Whether the lease extension terms have been agreed amicably, or where there is a dispute over a lease extension

For further information or advice, contact Gabriel Alterman on 0208 346 1777 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

What clients say about us

James Margolin
November 24, 2015

Altermans Solicitors have demonstrated their expert knowledge to great effect on our ground rent portfolio, and have helped us to improve our returns, particularly in the area of lease extensions.