Decision details

Enfranchisement of residential leases under provisions of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Deputy Chief Executive has considered a report detailing the implications of a valid application to purchase a freehold interest of a house or extend the lease of a flat made by a Council’s tenant under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and outlining arrangement for the delegation of processing any applications if they meet the qualifying criteria.


The Deputy Chief Executive has then:-

(1) acknowledged the legal obligation for the Council to convey its freehold interest in its dwelling houses or extend the lease on its flats upon receipt of a valid claim from an applicant which meets the qualifying criteria; and

(2) authorised the Strategic Head of Legal, Democratic Governance and Estate and Asset Management to:-


·         process any applications made under the Act in accordance with the Act; and

·         do all things necessary or incidental in order to complete the sales of such freehold interests in accordance with the Act.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Decision Reference: OEDDCE99

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None

Contact: Charlotte Cordingley Email: Tel: 0161 474 4240.

Publication date: 09/10/2020

Date of decision: 25/07/2019

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