Right Of First Refusal
The general position is that if a landlord of a building
containing flats wants to sell his interest he must give his
tenants the right of first refusal. It is a criminal offence not to
do so without a reasonable excuse, and in addition the lessees have
the right to compel the landlord's purchaser to sell to them.
We advise on rights of first refusal; in particular landlords'
and lessees' respective rights and obligations, the notices that
must be served, timing and enforcement.