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Lease Review

A correctly drafted lease can help to minimise service charge default and reduce the chance of disputes with leaseholders. The experts at Brady Solicitors can review your lease to ensure it supports your objectives.

Understanding the lease 

Although in the ideal world every lease would be crystal clear on every possible scenario in relation to leasehold property, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes a lease will have been in existence for hundreds of years, having been extended with very few or even no amendments, leading to it being out of date. Alternatively, the wording within a lease may be interpreted differently by different people, so an expert solicitors opinion may be required, which is where Brady Solicitors can help.


Bradys’ lease review service 

  • Are you confident that your leases support swift payment of service charges and good leaseholder relations? 
  • Found yourself unsure who is responsible for funding some necessary repairs? 
  • Is there a dispute over the interpretation of wording within a lease? 
  • Do your leases enable you to recover administration fees, interest, legal costs and subletting fees? 
  • Is your team familiar with the content of your leases when they face a query from a leaseholder? 

Brady Solicitors’ lease review service is a valuable tool for the busy property manager, as it can provide clarity on details within the lease which may have otherwise been interpreted differently. We check each clause in the lease to ensure that it supports your business objectives and we then supply you with a bespoke summary document to enable you to answer lease-related queries quickly and efficiently. 

Should your lease review identify areas for improvement we can talk to you about how best to vary the leases to secure this improvement. Sometimes it can be faster and more effective to amend the memorandum and articles and we can support you through this process. 

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Get in touch

For help with ensuring your leases support good leaseholder relations and minimise service charge default, call Brady Solicitors on 0115 985 3450 or contact us online – we’ll be pleased to help.

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Useful information

We blog regularly on a range of property-related legal matters, from service charge arrears recovery through to lease extensions. We also aim to bring up to date, easy to read analyses of recent cases to help readers stay informed. Many of our blogs arise from questions we are asked by our clients; to suggest a possible blog topic please do get in touch.

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Managing Agent


Since using Bradys for the last 18 months our service charge arrears situation has completely reversed. Not only have the collected arrears that have hung round for ages but they have reduced the overall debt considerably including on complex freehold estate rent charges.

Managing Agent


We turned to Brady Solicitors when our existing legal team hit a brick wall. Bradys got to grips with the problem, recovered the arrears and – happily – have helped us to build better leaseholder relationships.



I was very satisfied with Brady Solicitors. They were very helpful and if I did not understand things they were always there to help. I would definitely recommend them to everyone.

Managing Agent


We feel we have an expert partner on our side supporting our arrears collection. Using Bradys making our block management projects easier, educates our team and fundamentally makes our client relationships stronger.

Managing Agent


I have found them to be highly professional in all our dealings, but most of all knowledgeable of the minutiae of service charges and block management.



Brady’s has recently carried out multiple lease extensions, with mine included. These have taken place in good time, and I have been informed of the various steps of progress in a pleasant and knowledgeable manner. Many thanks.

Managing Agent


They really ‘get’ the property management industry and what is required to support us in the variety of challenges we face.



I am very happy with the way Brady Solicitors helped me to extend my lease. They made the process easy, clarifying the various stages, giving me advice on my options and handling them professionally.

Managing agent

Working with Brady Solicitors was easy. We hadn’t been able to recover service charge arrears from one leaseholder for many years, with numerous people getting involved to try and recover them. It was brilliant when the funds came through within only months of instructing Bradys.



Many thanks for your help, professional advice and calm nerves. I will be recommending you to anyone I know needing a good solicitor buying or selling or indeed needing a lease extension.


We take great pride in the recognition we have received, which showcases our innovative approaches and capabilities within the industry.

Get in touch

For help or advice on a legal property management question contact the friendly and expert Brady Solicitors team to find out how we can help you.

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