Blacks Solicitors invests in specialist leasehold enfranchisement offering

Blacks Solicitors invests in specialist leasehold enfranchisement offering

Blacks Solicitors has set up a dedicated specialist leasehold enfranchisement team, further expanding its extensive property services.

The specialist offering was previously integrated within the residential property team, but the Leeds-based firm has decided to launch a standalone leasehold enfranchisement service due to a significant growth in demand brought about by the pandemic’s impact on the market.

Blacks Solicitors’s new team is made up of three members, led by solicitor partner Anushka Nicholas, and includes recent hire Shamaila Khan, who has recently been promoted to senior associate licensed conveyancer.

The team focuses on statutory and negotiated lease extensions, collective enfranchisement, right to manage claims, licences for alterations, deeds of variations to leases, and ‘right of first refusal’ under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.

Additionally, the team works with landlords and managing agents to deliver bespoke leasehold management services, including assisting with legal requirements on the sale of leasehold properties, and advising on the interpretation and application of lease clauses.

Nicholas commented: “There is a need in the region and beyond for expert advice in this specialist area of law. At Blacks, we spotted this gap in the market, and were well positioned to further invest in this area of expertise.”

“With so many requests for leasehold enfranchisement services, we wanted to create a bespoke team to consolidate our specialist service offering, and grow our national client base.”

Pictured: Shamaila Khan, Anushka Nicholas and Finley Lund, trainee paralegal
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