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About Us

Homehold is a specialist lease extension company that will look after your lease extension from start to finish.

Our aim is to negotiate a fair deal on your lease extension with your freeholder, and all of our work is done on a fixed fee basis.

Who are we?

The story began in 2016 when our director, Linz Darlington, started looking for someone to help him extend the lease on his maisonette in Greenford.

After a long, confusing and expensive process, he started a company that would work only for leaseholders.

We have now completed hundreds of lease extensions and have worked with nearly all the large freeholders and many of the smaller ones. We will use our knowledge of your freeholder, their solicitor and valuer to help ensure your lease extension is completed smoothly.

Your lease extension will almost certainly go to plan, but if it doesn't we'll be able to resolve any issues that arise. For example, we've got experience at First Tier Tribunal and organising County Court applications.

More recently, we have also started our own firm of solicitors, Leasehold Legal Services (or LLS for short!), which is fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. It is staffed with a team of experienced legal professionals. We've done this to give leaseholders the opportunity to choose the very highest quality legal and valuation work together in a single service.

The wider team at Homehold now includes a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered valuer, experienced project managers and those who have swapped working in Leasehold Reform for well-known West-end firms to concentrate on supporting Homehold's leaseholder clients.

A fair deal:

We are genuinely passionate about getting our clients a fair deal on their lease extension.

This involves proactively negotiating your premium and freeholder's legal and valuation fees.

What does a fair deal mean?

But it’s not about us. It’s about you:

Too often when we are the customer, we find ourselves chasing the company we’ve instructed to do the work and waiting for call-backs that never come.

We promise that as a Homehold customer you will never feel like this: your dedicated client manager will proactively manage your lease extension from start to finish, keeping you updated at every turn.

The quality of our service really shines through in our customer reviews.

What does a seamless service mean?

The Team

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Linz Darlington

Managing Director

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Linz set up Homehold with two aims: to ensure that every leaseholder gets a fair deal on their lease extension and that they are properly looked after during the process.

To achieve this, he redesigned the lease extension process from the ground up – bringing the legal and valuation elements of the work into a single service.

A firm believer that customer service in Britain is dismal, Linz is on a mission to change that in everything he does.

Linz comments frequently on Leasehold Reform and Enfranchisement topics including in publications such as Property Investor, Property Week and Leasehold Knowledge Partnership

If you want to talk about your lease extension Book a chat with him or ring him on 0203 997 8950

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Rob Marchant MRICS

Head of Valuation

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Rob is Homehold’s Head of Valuation and is on a mission to ensure that all our clients pay a fair premium on their lease extensions.

He is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer with over ten years’ working in the sector. He brings extensive experience from his previous roles at Cluttons, Andrew Pridell Associations and Montagu Evans.

During the valuation and negotiation phases of your lease extension, Rob will have oversight of your case and is always available to answer any questions you may have.

Rob has experience representing his clients at the First Tier Tribunal, so on the unlikely chance that we fail to reach a fair settlement, it will almost certainly be Rob who will represent you.

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Will Sayer

Leasehold Valuer

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Will is one of our leaseholder valuers, and will be working to find the evidence needed to get you a fair price on your lease extension.

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Rebecca Kuye

Leasehold Specialist

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Rebecca works behind the scenes, working on the technical elements of your lease extension.

She will be managing the relationship with your freeholder (or their representatives) to make sure your lease extension goes smoothly.

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Nicola Anthony

Admin Team

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Nicola looks after Team Homehold's admin. If we need a little extra information to ID you as a client, or we need to confirm an invoice has been paid it will be Nicola getting in touch.

Tried and tested

We’ve honed our customer-centric approach to business through years of running Homehold and other organisations.

We run a businesses which has clear social aims: ensuring leaseholders can excercise their right to an extended lease at a fair price and only paying reasonable costs. Most of our clients will only ever extend one lease, and the process can be complex and contentious. It's important to us that our leaseholder clients are supported through it.

Try us out!

You’re here because you want to make a start with your lease extension. To arrange a free consultation at your convenience please click here or you can drop us an email, or give us a ring on 0203 997 8950.

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