It is getting easier

Increasingly legislation has been changing to benefit the leaseholder who want to enfranchise. For example qualification criteria have been relaxed and it is no longer necessary to live in the flat.

Exercising the right requires a formal legal notice to be served on the Freeholder and all intermediate landlords.

Here the Leasehold Guidance Service provides a step-by-step guide to Buying Your Freehold.

Step by step