All leases have an expiry date – you’ll find it near the top of the document. If you don’t have a copy of your lease, your conveyancer should have one, or you can get one from HM Land Registry.
To extend your lease, there’s a legal process to follow. Your solicitor will need to serve us a legal notice (Section 42) with some key information, including the proposed cost of your new lease. We will respond to this notice within 2 months. Note: You’ll need to cover both your costs and ours.
If we accept the proposal, the acting solicitors will draft the new lease. Once the new lease has been agreed by your solicitors and ours, a date will be set for the completion of the extension and the new lease will then be registered at HM Land Registry by your solicitors. Contact us if you have any questions.
Ask about lease extensions