We are delighted to have recruited experienced leasehold solicitor, Sajel Patel to head up our fast-growing enfranchisement practice.

Sajel brings 10 years’ specialist experience in all aspects of leasehold enfranchisement and right to manage applications and, in addition to managing this area of work, she will also provide support to Andrea and Lizzie in our busy lease extension team.

Commenting on her appointment as Head of Enfranchisement, Sajel said:

“Enfranchisement and lease extensions are a national focus at the moment following the government proposals to streamline, simplify and reduce the costs associated with them. It is a growing area of work, with residential leases getting older, mortgage lenders more demanding and leaseholders more aware of their rights.

“My new role at Brady Solicitors offers me the opportunity to progress my career in an area of law I am truly passionate about, with a firm that really understands and is fully committed to the leasehold market. I am already enjoying working with the knowledgeable team at Bradys and bringing my specialist expertise and experience to advise both leaseholders and freeholders on all aspects of enfranchisement.”

Founder and MD of Brady Solicitors Clare Brady added:

“Leaseholders are becoming more aware of their rights in this area, but many have had their fingers burned with non-specialist conveyancing solicitors, and recognise they need an expert to guide them through the process. The property market is currently buoyant and we see enfranchisement work as a clear growth area.

“We had been waiting to find the right person to help us lead this specialist area and we are delighted that Sajel has joined us, bringing not only her valuable legal expertise but also a strong commercial background and a clear fit with the Brady values.”