"I'm a flat owner. I want to extend my lease to make my flat more marketable. What are my rights?"

"How do I know if I have the right to extend under the 1993 Act?"

In this podcast, Russell-Cooke partner Shabnam Ali-Khan and associate Maryam Saud answer these and the other questions they get asked most often about the lease extension process. 

Shabnam is a partner in the enfranchisement team.

She specialises in lease extension and enfranchisement matters, primarily under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 working with a variety of clients ranging from high net worth individuals and companies to individual leaseholders and investor landlords. Shabnam has carved out a niche in right of first refusal matters pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.

Maryam is a licensed conveyancer in the enfranchisement team with over 10 years' experience in property transactional work.

She specialises in residential leases and leasebacks and will be able to assist you in both voluntary lease extensions and lease extensions pursuant to the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and other non-contentious residential landlord and tenant matters.