About a Leasehold Valuation Tribunal

 

If you rent a residential property from a landlord they will often make changes to your lease and also carry out a review of your rent - usually on an annual basis. If you feel that your landlord is not acting within the current property laws, you may have the option to use a Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to rule about your dispute.

A Leasehold Valuation Tribunal offers you a number of services that include: 

  • Deciding what you should pay to your landlord if you want to buy (enfranchise) your current lease on your property
  • If you and your landlord are affected by the Urban Development Act 1993 or the leasehold reform regulations, the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal can help to resolve these disputes
  • Decide who pays for any damage to the property

The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal works closely with your local county court. In fact your local Rent Assessment Panel may well refer your case to the county court initially, but the judge may decide that a Leasehold Valuation Tribunal should handle your case. Note that using the county court or the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal is not a free service. The current fees that the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal service charges are on their website.

In most cases your dispute will come before a court. You and your landlord will be sent details of your court dates by the clerk of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. It is vitally important that you fully understand property law as it relates to leasehold valuations. This is where a specialised property lawyer can be critical to your case.

If you would like to obtain legal advice about renewing your lease, Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist property law solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local property law solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.

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