We held our first free to attend Leasehold Roadshow in Brentwood Essex last month – and what a busy event!
Our afternoon started with Louie’s (now infamous) talk on how leasehold works; he explained the leasehold system and how leaseholders can take control extending a lease or purchasing the freehold of the property. Legislative changes are afoot – Brexit and a general election aside – and as an advisor in this process, Louie Burns is at the centre of those discussions, helping lawmakers to understand the impact of leasehold on the lives of so many property owners.
Sophie Lyall is from Leasehold Valuers – she explained the complex calculations involved in a lease extension or freehold acquisition, answering many questions from the audience and helping to enlighten them on what they can expect from their leasehold journey.
Christopher Last from Leasehold Law, presented his discourse on service charges, considering what is deemed as reasonable and how you can challenge them.
A valuable part of the leasehold roadshow is the opportunity for Q&A and the leaseholder participation in Essex was excellent with everyone having their complex questions answered.
After a 15-minute break, the attendees chose a roundtable to join, giving them an opportunity to listen in and contribute to the discussion on matters ranging from onerous doubling ground rent, problems with managing agents and low lease lengths.
The leaseholders chatted to each other, making connections – meeting people who have similar issues is a really valuable part of our roadshows and for the team, it is so rewarding to know that every leaseholder who attended left feeling happier and informed, after all, knowledge is power.
“I found the Leasehold Roadshow most useful and informative, thank you all so much. I felt empowered to tackle my particular Leasehold problems and was given much insight as to how to proceed. Importantly I am reasonably confident that Leasehold Valuers and Leasehold Law LLP will be able to progress my plans to free myself and fellow Lessees from our Freeholder in due course, for reasonable costs. I had previously approached a specialist enfranchisement company, who wanted three times the fee just to value the Freehold purchase price.” Mr B. Essex