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    I have pursued the statutory route for extending the lease of a flat and the negotiations have been delayed by the landlord. As the next stage will be going to court I am interested to know if anyone has represented themselves to avoid the high legal fees? Would I need to argue the details of how my surveyors valuation was reached or could I simply rely on it as evidence? Would appreciate hearing your veiws on this.

    #2
    I thought these cases were heard at the First Tier Tribunal?

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      #3
      I was told I'd have to apply to the County court first?

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        #4
        I hope you can interpret leases! Whatever route you go down, make sure no sneaky extra clauses are inserted.

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          #5
          The procedures for "statutory lease extension" and "calculation of cost for lease extension" are explained in free guides to download

          from LEASE.( www.lease-advice.org ) .


          The calculation of cost for lease extension is the one to study. The 3 parts you need to understand are :

          1. Compensation for loss of ground rent

          2. Compensation for landlord's interest .

          3. Compensation for marriage value if the unexpired lease term is below 80 years.

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            #6
            What is the term remaining ? And approx where is the property

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              #7
              I'm in the process of doing this.
              I drafted the S.42 with assignment at purchase and have lodged an application at the FTTB. Read the decisions to get a feel for it but ultimately you need to understand the calculations.

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