Bishop & Sewell

If you believe your Landlord is missing (they cannot be located, or are not contactable), there are a few important things you should know.

It might seem like a blessing, not paying service charges or having a Freeholder to answer to, however you must consider the obligations of the Freeholder under your leasehold agreement. For example, the Freeholder is usually (although not always) responsible for your building’s insurance or other maintenance issues.

Having an absentee Landlord can also adversely affect the saleability of your property, as many lenders will not finance the purchase of a leasehold property with a missing Landlord.

Lease Purchase Or Extension

When your Landlord is absent, you can still extend your lease or buy your freehold by applying to the County Court along with other leaseholders in the block. We provide a comprehensive, staged-fee service to make this application and its subsequent actions on your behalf.

Download the free webinar presented by Mark Chick, detailing the procedures around Missing Landlord cases.

Contact our Property Team

Our friendly and professional team are experts in Landlord and Tenant matters. Call us today on 0207 631 4141 or email us on and one of our experts will be able to advise your best course of action going forward.

How We Can Help

Research and background information

Making applications to Court or Tribunal (as the case may be)

Dealing with a vesting order/grant of new lease

Missing Landlords Solicitors