When my husband and I bought a buy-to-let flat it had a lease of less than 80 years and we knew we would need to either extend the lease or try to buy a share of the freehold. I made some enquiries with a local solicitor and Niki Adkins at Bonallack & Bishop was recommended to me. Since my first contact with Niki I have been extremely impressed. She provided us with invaluable information right at the start, which helped us to work with the three other flat owners to decide next steps. She recommended a surveyor who was able to help us determine what it might cost to extend the lease or to purchase the freehold. Luckily, all the flat owners decided that buying the freehold was the best option and we instructed Niki to undertake this work for us.
Although we were prepared for the process to take a year or more, we were delighted that Niki was able to help us secure the freehold in under 12 months. She made the process very clear, particularly around the costs involved, which all the leaseholders found invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend Bonallack & Bishop and, in particular, Niki Adkins for any leaseholder considering securing the freehold on their property.