Buying your freehold

If you are a long-term leaseholder of a flat (that is you were given a lease of more than 21 years), you may have the right to buy the freehold of your building along with the other leaseholders. This is called "collective enfranchisement".

You can find the full qualifying rules for collective enfranchisement in the guidebook "Residential long leaseholders - a guide to your rights and responsibilities", published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

If you and the other leaseholders in your building are interested in buying the freehold of your property, please contact us using the details listed below.

Voluntary application

If your block is 100% leasehold owned with all of the leaseholders wishing to buy you can submit a voluntary application form.

Download an application form.

Statutory application

If you do not have 100% ownership within your block or not everyone wishes to join in the purchase you may contact us to discuss whether you can complete a statutory application on 020 8871 6017 or email

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