A change in Probate procedure brings to an end a long history of swearing of Oaths by executors in order to prove Wills, and marks another step forward in the process to make Probate applications digital. Probate is an area of law which can generally be relied on to be unchanging from decade to decade. …
Many owners of long-leasehold houses have the right to buy their freehold under the 1967 Act. A similar right may be available to a group of owners of long-leasehold flats in a block to buy their freehold under the 1993 Act.
We advise on the various elements of each of these processes, including:-
- assessing eligibility
- instructing valuers and surveyors
- financing the purchase
- participation agreements
- the statutory notices
- attendance at tribunal
- the creation of new long leases for applicable flats following enfranchisement
Enfranchisement is not a one-sided and inevitable process. We advise freeholders, intermediate landlords and management companies on their rights and responsibilities throughout the process.