Lease Extensions

Your dedicated lease extension solicitor will guide you seemlessly through the process

Your dedicated lease extension solicitor will guide you seamlessly through the process

Put your trust in the experts

Extending your lease, when conducted without the necessary knowledge and experience of the law, can quickly become a long and complicated process.

At Goughs Solicitors we have the expertise to discuss what is involved, the costs and how our experts can offer you the right advice to ensure the process of your lease extension runs smoothly. 

Extending your lease

If you live in a leasehold property which is coming towards the end of the leasehold period, and you aren’t looking to move properties, you will need to look at the options available to extending your lease. Luckily, you have come to the right place to answer any queries you might have.

Don’t risk losing your new home!

Our local property experts will be there at every step.

Popular questions about extending your lease

In short, the answer is yes. Whilst it would be tempting to negotiate the terms on your own to save costs, we strongly recommend against this. 

The freeholder could for example add additional land charges or not increase the term as they should. If you choose a more formal route, your ground charges will be reduced to nothing and the term will be extended by 90 years. 

Lastly, the formal route will offer legal protections and put in place timescales so you know where you stand and the freeholder can’t delay the process. 

For more information and to get a quote please contact our team of lease extension experts today. 

Extending your lease could take anywhere from 3 – 12 months to complete. Enlisting specialist lease extension solicitors and other professionals to assist will certainly help to move things along more quickly.

Quotes you get will vary, but be sure you are instructing a firm with the credentials to support you and your individual requirements. 

Lease extensions can be complex so you must ensure you are dealing with professionals that have significant experience in this area.

At Goughs we quote on a bespoke basis, so additional costs don’t sneak in further down the line. 

We will also offer you a dedicated lawyer so you have a point of contract throughout your transaction. 

Get in touch for your bespoke quote.

Our clients rate us excellent

Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

Your lease extension team​

Faye Smith


Faye works in Residential Property and strives to provide her clients with a pro-active and friendly service and to ensure that all transactions are dealt with as smoothly as possible.

Lisa Seddon


Lisa qualified as a Solicitor in 2001, later specialising in Conveyancing since she enjoys the high level of client interaction that it requires. Lisa joined Goughs in 2019 after moving to Wiltshire with her family.

Nadine Stevenson

Senior Associate

Nadine joined Goughs as a Solicitor in 2019 and progressed to Associate level a year later. Nadine provides a professional service to her clients in a friendly and welcoming manner, and she works proactively and efficiently to ensure that her clients' needs and expectations are met.

Isabel Figueiredo

Partner & Notary Public

Isabel has always been proud of providing a very high quality of personal service to her clients. With Isabel's assistance, her clients have been able to make their lifetime investment, whether buying their new home or stepping onto the property ladder for the first time.

Lindsey Nolan

Associate Solicitor

During her training contract, Lindsey developed an interest in Conveyancing, finding that she enjoyed progressing matters from start to finish whilst keeping open good lines of communication. Lindsey joined Goughs Solicitors in 2017 and became an Associate Solicitor in 2019.

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