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Longmores become members of ALEP
Longmores Solicitors have the pleasure in announcing their membership of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).
ALEP is a professional membership association of solicitors, barristers, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) valuers and managing agents who specialise in leasehold enfranchisement. Leasehold enfranchisement includes lease extensions, freehold acquisition and correction of management problems at blocks of flats. Its members work with both freeholders and leaseholders and are vetted on their expertise before being invited to join ALEP.
As newly accredited members of ALEP, Longmores Solicitors are at the forefront of the leasehold expertise in the home counties and this accreditation only shows the strength of the firm in the area of Landlord and Tenant Law.
Under the helm of Senior Solicitor John Wagstaffe, Longmores’ Landlord and Tenant Team offers assistance to Tenants in the areas of:
- Lease extensions
- Buying their share of the freehold
- Buying of the freehold through Right of First Refusal also known as Section 5 notice
- Buying the freehold of leasehold houses
- Right to Manage
- Dealing with disputes before the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
The services on offer to freeholders are:
- Lease extensions
- Sale of freehold via Right of First Refusal
- Forfeiture of long leases
- Rights under the 1967 Act
About ALEP (Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners)
Formed in 2007 and now with over 235 member organisations, ALEP is a not-for-profit association that brings together barristers, managing agents, project managers, solicitors and surveyors working in the residential leasehold sector. ALEP promotes best practice by vetting organisations and individual barristers to ensure they have significant expertise in leasehold enfranchisement. Membership of ALEP acts as a badge of assurance so that flat owners and freeholders can be confident that they are employing professionals with the right level of experience in handling potentially complex transactions.