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    I am a leaseholder. Could someone please advise where to find a sample FTT submission for lease extension? The Freeholder is refusing to agree terms even though I have offered him what he is asking just to get it done. His solicitor is unhelpful in helping to get a sensible answer so I’ve applied to FTT as last resort. I can’t afford fees for advisors. Thanks.

    Hi. To be clear, you are using the 1993 Act, no? Not an informal deal?

    An informal deal can't go to the tribunal as the premium and deed of variation is whatever the freeholder wants to offer/agree. I personally think it would be unwise to self-negotiate a statutory extension without professional valuations in line with Schedule 13. And a solicitor.

    Hardly surprising the LL's solicitor isn't being helpful to you. Not their job.

    I have read a tribunal case where a lessee presented a champion and carefully costed case, full of research, got the praise of the court for effort, but still shot down because it was all amateur.

    You may not have the luxury of time, but if you really cannot afford advisors, I'd personally await the promised, allegedly imminent (?!), law change threatening to simplify statutory lease extensions, remove need to pay the LL's costs, and even talk of very long extensions and of course peppercorn ground rents.
    Do not read my offerings, based purely on my research or experience as a lessee, as legal advice. If you need legal advice please see a solicitor.


      @Mr Soffit: Thanks. Yes, it’s a formal applicatIon. I have got advisers for the very reason you say, but costs of FTT on top of FH’s costs, my own incurred to date plus premium will be challenging.

      FTT is not my choice but running out of options if FH will not agree terms.


        The LEASE website ( www.lease-advice.org) has records of past FTT decisions and you can search for reports of past decisions on statutory lease extension..


          Ring up a reputable surveying company that does valuations they can be helpful?


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