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Extend lease or buy freehold: houses

This content applies to England & Wales

The rights leaseholders of houses have to buy the freehold or extend the lease on the property.

Qualifying conditions

The qualifying conditions a leaseholder of a house must meet to buy the freehold or extend the lease. 

Buying the freehold – procedure and cost

Procedures and costs involved in buying the freehold of a house. 

Extending the lease – procedure

This page describes the procedure used to extend the lease of a house. 

Preventing sale or extension

Situations when the freeholder of a house may be able to prevent extension of the lease or sale of the freehold. 

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