If you’re thinking about extending your lease or buying your freehold, then it’s really important that you appoint a solicitor who specialises in this area. It’s a complex area of law and there are plenty of pitfalls to fall into and strict timetables to keep to.
How you can tell that our Enfranchisement and Lease Extension Solicitors are genuine specialists?
Sadly, far too many solicitors dabble this in this area. But if you have a house or flat with a short lease, and whether you are looking for a formal or informal lease extension, you can trust our team genuine expertise to help.
Why? Because we have a dedicated team of 5 who do nothing but lease extension, freehold purchase and right to manage applications, day in day out. And currently we get through around 500 leasehold extensions each and every year. With over 25 years experience , and we have helped approaching 10,000 people with extending the lease. Few,if any, law firms get anywhere near matching that. But you don’t need to just take our word for it. Not only is this page filled with genuine reviews from our happy clients, but here are 2 more reasons to use us
1. We are the sole partners of The HomeOwners Alliance – the only law firm recommended for lease extension advice by the only organisation to champion, support and serve Britain’s 17 million homeowners.
2. We are Progressive Approved Solicitors – one of just three law firms nationwide recommended and formally approved by Progressive Property, the UK’s largest property investment education company.
3. We are also members of ALEP (the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners) – the only specialist group for lease extension and enfranchisement surveyors and solicitors.
Here are those reviews from just that a few of our very satisfied clients.
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Our Lease Extension Solicitors Reviews – see what some of our clients say
“I highly recommend Bonallack & Bishop Solicitors. I used them to extend the leasehold of my flat. I found them extremely knowledgable and very helpful, and would answer my queries in a timely manner. They were also good value for money. I would highly recommend them. Thank you B&B!”
“The firm was competitive on price and efficient with service. There was a friendly attitude throughout the process.”
“Bonallack and Bishop Solicitors handled my lease extension transaction. At all times he kept me fully informed of the requirements of the process and the progress being made. The whole transaction was completed with minimal input from me and in a timely and efficient manner, and I would recommend his services to future customers without hesitation.”
“Jake Holmes recently handled the freehold purchase on behalf of the residents of a small development. He kept us informed of progress and costs at all times and proactively identified errors in the other party’s process, ensuring corrections were made and making sure the progress was smooth. I would recommend Jake’s services, and those of the wider Bonallack & Bishop Solicitors without hesitation”
Jorge García de la Nuez
“I found this firm excellent at all levels, from initial free advice at the start of the process, the journey through the whole process leading to the completion.”
“The service provided by Dale Bree at Bonallack & Bishop was excellent. All the information and the answers to my queries were provided without delay, and I was never in doubt about the process or the fact that it was progressing as fast as possible. Recommended.”
“I used Bonallack & Bishop for the lease extension on my flat and am very glad I did so. They were always very responsive, courteous and helpful. They kept me informed every step of the process and were extremely professional. I would not hesitate to recommend them.”
“Simply superb service. I needed to extend the lease on my flat, and I had the good fortune of working with Dale Bree on this. He was extremely responsive, informed, and professional. We got the whole thing done very quickly and painlessly, even though I was away from the UK at the time.”
“I would highly recommend Bonallack & Bishop In resolving lease extension from start to completion they have dealt promptly and professionally with the whole process. They have made what was a daunting prospect for me a stress free experience that I needn’t have worried.”
“An all-round very good experience with Bonallack & Bishop Solicitors related to a property lease extension. Both the solicitor and the para-legal associated with the extension were very attentive, responded to my questions promptly and kept me updated. In sum a very good level of professionalism for which I am grateful.”
“Dale was very helpful with our lease extension and took time to clarify the process with us over the phone and by email, and provided useful options for handling the garage that is part of the lease. Very happy with the service and highly recommended.”
“I used Bonallack & Bishop Solicitors to increase my lease. Kim Higgs was my solicitor, she did a fantastic job dealing with an awkward freeholder and a very slow solicitor representing him. I highly recommend using them and her if you need to increase your lease.”
“I chose Bonallack & Bishop Solicitors to act for my lease extension. Dale was excellent throughout. He was clear on the process and timelines and when things were held up on the freeholders side he supported with chasing and keeping me up to date. Highly recommend!”
“B&B completed the work on extending the lease on my flat. It was very easy and painless and Dale was very responsive and efficient. Would deal with them again.”
“Excellent service from Jake Holmes which was also quick and efficient – with many thanks. Comprehensive , clear guidance given, much appreciated.”
“Thorough and efficient service to complete my lease extension, thank you.”
“I used Bonallack & Bishop for the purchase of the freehold on my property. I hadn’t used them before and so was a little apprehensive given the importance to me of what I was asking them to undertake. Bonalack & Bishop have been been outstanding and talked me through the process, expected timescales and provided regular updates along the way. I’d especially like to thank Greta Whittaker who was the Paralegal handling my case. Greta has been excellent throughout the process, very patient, understanding and responsive. Thank you Greta and thank you to the wider team for helping me to achieve something that had been weighing heavy on my mind.”
“Bonallock & Bishop were my third Solicitors. I changed previous solicitors after completing each work. (For obvious reasons) With this firm we completed two cases and have just obtained my quotation for a third one. I feel safe and good hands with them. İ kept changing my mind on a lease extension and they were very patient and helpful until I made up my mind . Good firm, good systems, good solicitors. Thank you Dale and All!”
“This was the first time Bonallack and Bishop (B&B) represented us, when we asked them to manage the sale and transfer of our freehold interest in a piece of land in Andover. The matter was not straightforward and complicated by the fact that the land was not registered and the title deeds had to be found and retrieved from archive storage. Also, the process began just when the second lockdown started last Christmas. Despite this B&B handled the matter in an efficient, courteous, professional and friendly manner throughout. Special mention to Jake Holmes who took over the handling of the matter fairly early on and maintained regular contact with us. Many thanks Jake for your help and assistance.”
“Bonallack & Bishop have helped us with the lease extension on our flat, and at every step of the process they have been friendly, helpful, and professional. All of our questions and concerns have been answered, and we’ve never felt out of the loop or in the dark about anything. We would have no hesitation to recommend them to anyone looking for a helpful and professional solicitors. Thank you for all your help and hard work.”
“I have been so impressed with the Professional way Bonallack & Bishop conduct their business with Jennifer Conn in particular. She leaves no stone unturned in getting things done, and always replies very fast to emails.”
“I’m very happy and pleased that everything has been completed so quickly and efficiently. Thank you very much Jennifer Slater for all your efforts.”
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“Bonallack & Bishop, Salisbury office provided a fantastic service from beginning to end! I had been a little worried about using a company from the internet that was not local to me, but gave it a try as they advertised expertise in the specific area of law that I required, and no-one local to me that I spoke to seemed knowledgeable on the matter. The information they provided was clear, concise and their management of my case exceeded my expectation. Their communication was also excellent, keeping me updated all the way. I would definitely recommend this company.”
“Fantastic service and a pleasure to deal with. Dale was always proactive and kept me up to date with a lease extension, these are not easy to deal with and most other solicitors avoid them. I would definitely recommend them for lease extensions as they do have extensive knowledge and experience on them.
I have also just instructed them to deal with a sale and purchase and hoping to receive the same great professional service.”
“We recently used this firm for a house move, which also ended up involving a lease extension. The team we worked with were incredibly helpful, efficient and responsive. They went above and beyond to ensure that our chain completed on time, despite complications. Would thoroughly recommend.”
“I have just completed my lease extension with Bonallack & Bishop. The service was outstanding! I literally had no idea how to extend the lease on my flat which was time pressured due to the conveyancing that was being undertaken at the same time. I found Bonallack & Bishop through Google and I’m so glad I did. William Parsons explained the process from start to finish and made it so simple for me to understand and feel reassured that it was all feasible. Dale Bree was my direct contact once the process had began and not only was the service excellent, more importantly, it was so easy to speak with Dale either by phone or email, I always received a friendly and helpful response. I genuinely am raving about Bonallack & Bishop, they were truly fantastic and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”
“I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for your assistance in this matter. I had been a little worried about using a company that was not local, but gave it a try as you advertised expertise in this specific area and anyone local I spoke to did not appear knowledgeable in this area.”
“Throughout the lease extension negotiations Jennifer remained both charming and polite, despite the additional pressure imposed on her when unexpectedly having to take on a former colleague’s workload, and I know I speak on behalf of the whole family in thanking Jennifer for her efforts in achieving our goal of the lease extension and its registration with the Land Registry.”
“Throughout this process Dale and Bonallack & Bishop have been fantastic, and very prompt with replying to any queries that I had with answers and advice. Rest assured that I will definitely be contacting them again in the future with any housing or legal issues that arise”
“We were really impressed with how quickly and smoothly you organised the lease extension and we were happy we chose you. No doubt I’ll need a solicitor in the future and I’ll definitely contact you again.”
“Your information was clear, concise and your pursuit of this matter exceeded my expectation whilst keeping me updated all the way. I would definitely recommend your company.”
“Can I just say a big thank you for all of your help on the lease extension. You’ve been fantastic throughout. You are a credit to the profession
“I would happily recommend Jennifer Slater for all types of leasehold enfranchisement. She has the knowledge and experience you would normally only find at a specialist London firm.”
Tom Jefferies, Landmark Chambers, Specialist Leasehold Barrister