Langley-Taylor provides professional advice on residential property.
We act for landlords, tenants, claimants, respondents, intermediate
landlords, and management companies. Our advice is independent, as we
rarely act as selling agents.
The department is headed by Jennifer Ellis, a chartered surveyor
that has specialised in residential property throughout her career. She
gives expert evidence in courts and tribunals, and has often acted
between disputing parties, as arbitrator and independent expert.
Valuations are for enfranchisement, lease extension, rent review,
probate, purchase, taxation and other cases where an expert witness is
Types of instruction:
- House enfranchisement:
We act for lessees, in the purchase of the freehold interest in their
houses, on most of the central London estates and in the Home Counties.
- Flats enfranchisement: We act for lessees, in
the purchase of the freehold interest of all sizes of fats in greater
and outer London.
- Lease extensions for claimants: We advise on,
and negotiate the price to be paid for 90 year statutory lease
extensions, of flats with varying unexpired terms.
- Landlords: We advise freeholders on, and
negotiate the price to be paid for 90 year statutory lease extensions.
- Intermediate Landlords:
We have developed a specialist technique to maximise the proportion of
lease extension premiums payable to intermediate landlords.
- Dispute resolution:
Jennifer Ellis has been appointed to determine disputes on rent
reviews, value, the cause of damage, and expiry of a furnished tenancy.
- Probate: We value properties for probate
- Taxation: We agree valuations with the District
Valuer for tax purposes.
- Compensation: We advise acquiring authorities
and claimants on compulsory purchase issues.