Securing freeholder possession of a leasehold property

Dean was instructed by a freeholder to obtain possession of an unencumbered leasehold property. The leaseholder had failed to pay the service charges for a period of three years.

The matter was complicated by the significant amount of equity in the property in comparison to the amount owed to the freeholder in service charges. Nevertheless Dean was able to secure an order granting the freeholder possession after 14 days.