Leasehold Enfranchisement & Disputes Solicitors in Sussex

Leasehold Enfranchisement & Disputes Solicitors in Sussex

The law relating to residential leasehold property is complex and constantly evolving. Each member of the leasehold enfranchisement and leasehold disputes team at Coole Bevis LLP has extensive experience and a thorough understanding of the law and procedures in this niche area of law. We act for both freehold landlords and leaseholders, which enables us to offer rounded, expert and practical advice on what to do and how to do it.

Leasehold reform and “ground rent scandal” are topical subjects which are becoming increasingly newsworthy lately; read our article on the proposals to reform the law relating to ground rents in new leases following the publication of the ‘Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill’ in May 2021, and what this potentially means for landlords and for leaseholders of flats and houses <<here>>.

The services that we offer include:

  • Lease extension claims under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 or on a non-statutory basis where terms are agreed between the freehold landlord and the leaseholder.
  • Collective enfranchisement (i.e. purchase of freehold) claims under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
  • Right to manage claims under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.
  • Rights of first refusal (i.e. where the freehold landlord is looking to sell the property) under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.
  • Service charge disputes.
  • Administration charge disputes.
  • Breaches of covenant (e.g. unauthorised alterations of sub-letting).
  • Forfeiture of leases.
  • Applications to vary lease terms, appoint a manager or for an acquisition order under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.
  • Advice upon the construction (i.e. meaning) of the terms of a lease.

We represent clients in proceedings in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), the County Court and the Court of Appeal.

We are a member of ALEP (Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners) a badge of assurance to leaseholders and freeholders that they can be sure of a consistently high level of service, integrity and professionalism.

If you would like any further information about the services that we offer, our pricing and how we can help you, please contact us at



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Brighton Solicitors

Lanes End House,
15 Prince Albert Street,
Brighton BN1 1HY
t. +44 (0)1273 323231
f. +44 (0)1273 820350

Horsham Solicitors

14 Carfax,
West Sussex RH12 1DZ
t. +44 (0)1403 210200
f. +44 (0)1403 241275

Hove Solicitors

79 Church Road,
East Sussex BN3 2BB
t. +44 (0)1273 722532
f. +44 (0)1273 326347

Worthing Solicitors

5 The Steyne,
West Sussex BN11 3DT
t. +44 (0)1903 213511
f. +44 (0)1903 237053