On 25th July 2016 Statutory Instrument No. 807 of 2016 came into force bringing about amendments to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Fees Order 2013.
Essentially, the Order has been amended to introduce a £100 application fee and a £200 hearing fee for enfranchisement matters (and other matters which are outside of the scope of this note).
The Statutory Instrument was approved by Parliament, following consultation with various professional and professional bodies.
The FTT has now amended the forms for enfranchisement applications following the introduction of the new fees.
This is an important change to the current position, introducing an additional expense for leaseholders who have to pay these fees. These new fees are likely to be reviewed fairly quickly and are likely to increase as it is considered that the level of the fees has been set at a temporary level only.
The award winning Leasehold Enfranchisement team at Hart Brown are specialist in this ever changing area of legal practice.