Freeholder not entitled to compensation in two-stage enfranchisement Each of eight residential flats at a property reserved a ground rent of £300 per annum. A rent review was scheduled for late 2015. A headlease, granted to a third party management company, reserved a ground rent of £2,400 payable to the freeholder and this was also subject to a review in late 2015.
A Landlord wishing to redevelop additional premises cannot challenge enfranchisement decision. Snowball was a nominee purchaser which served notice to acquire the freehold of Huntsmore House and its ‘additional premises’, being gardens, the driveway, parking spaces and a leisure complex. The freeholder’s counternotice acknowledged the and accepted that rights of enfranchisement should be granted in respect of the main building but it challenged the price payable and the right for the purchaser to also acquire the additional premises.