Lease Extension / Freehold Enfranchisement

As Qualified chartered surveyors we are fully aware of the market forces, legislation and case law affecting lease extension and freehold enfranchisement work.

During the past few years HNF Property have established a specialist team to deal with all matters involving residential lease extension and freehold purchase.

Qualified surveyors with knowledge of all aspects of lease extension and freehold purchase, including “1967 Act” work, we can deal with all matters from initial valuation through the negotiating process to completion.

We have extensive experience of representing clients at the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.

After completion we can either advise clients on how to manage their building, or alternatively we can fulfil the role of managing agent on their behalf.

We have experience of all types of property, from single flat lease extensions to the enfranchisement of an estate, and can value mixed residential and commercial schemes. We provide advice on development potential and lease back situations.

We are happy to provide advice over the telephone or in person. We currently undertake work for private individuals, housing associations, freehold landlords, and right-to-manage companies.

Staff Spotlight

Neil Cole BSc Estate Man, Valuation Surveyor
Tel: 020 8769 0161
Email: NCC@www.hnfproperty.com

Neil has an extensive background in property valuation work having valued property for general and statutory purposes undertaking specialist valuation work particularly in the field of lease extension and freehold purchase putting in the sales and lettings.

Neil graduated from the University of Greenwich with a BSc (Hons) degree in estate management receiving the surveyors award for the most outstanding student.

Currently Neil works predominantly in the professional department dealing with the enfranchisement matters, including lease extensions as well as commercial rent reviews and lease renewals, Housing Association valuations and valuations for lending purposes. His role also involves him in assisting with the development of the commercial and residential elements of the business.

In his current role, Neil has prepared evidence and attendance at First Tier Tribunal (formerly the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal) on numerous occasions representing both leaseholders and freeholders alike. He has also provided written evidence to the Tribunal on absentee freehold matters referred to by Courts as well as representing landlords and tenants by preparing expert witness reports and attending County Court.

“Undertaking valuations necessitates an understanding of many aspects of property but it is pitting my knowledge against other professionals I find particularly enjoyable.”


Client testimonials

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NC Housing association client

Favourite Valuer

You are my favourite valuer.

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Alison
Leaseholder

A big thank you

Thank you so much for your help and advice, your service has been excellent.

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M.W. Freehold enfranchisement
Flat Owner

HNF Property to the rescue

HNF Property came to our rescue a few years ago when a number of my fellow flat owners and I were trying to buy the freehold of our block of flats in Beckenham. We had been attempting to get our landlord to negotiate a fair price but were getting nowhere. Left with no option but to ask the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to make a price determination, we needed a valuer experienced in representing clients in that situation. HNF proved to be the team for the job. Their competence and perseverance encouraged us to keep going when our stamina for the fight might otherwise have wained. With their support, we achieved a favourable outcome and were very pleased with the service they provided. More recently they have been generous with their advice and patient in dealing with a number of questions relating to lease extensions. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

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Robert Whitaker
RTM Director

Supervision and organisation

HNF have been our managing agents since 2006. During the past 10 years they have always been available to sort out any problems and to ensure the efficient running of the block. They have organised and supervised the painting of both the exterior and interior of the block, and have guided us to build up a fund to carry out more works in the future at minimal additional cost to the owners. The block is well maintained inside and out thanks to the cleaners and gardeners employed by HNF which helps project the block in a favourable way to new purchasers or tenants. I would recommend HNF to anyone looking for a reliable and reasonably priced managing agent which still maintains a personal touch.

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Major Llewelyn Davies
Resident

Friendly and helpful

There are some who regard the managing agents of their block of flats as an 'opponent'. Some find their agents to be obstructive and prone to overuse of the word - 'no'. For twenty eight years I found the managing agents of my block to be cheerful, helpful, cooperative, interested, and an ally against the exigencies of life. I like to think they have became friends.

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Mr and Mrs Price
AST Landlords

Excellent service

The firm has looked after our property since 1974 and during that time have given excellent service. They have kept us regularly informed of repairs needing doing and then supervised these as well as generally managing tenants etc. We feel fortunate in having such a firm to look after things in our absence.

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Reliable service

As we live overseas, we feel fortunate in having HNF to look after things in our absence.

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Value for money

I was pleased to find a letting agent that offered genuine value for money with realistic fees.