You are here: Home Latest Articles Enfranchisement ruling offers relief to landed estates Enfranchisement ruling offers relief to landed estates ‹ Prev | Next › Release Date: 13 October 2012 Author: Annabel Dixon Source: Estates Gazette (EGI) A Supreme Court ruling that properties originally built as houses but converted to other uses cannot be acquired under enfranchisement rules has been met with a collective sigh of relief from the UK's landed estates. Philip Freedman, a partner in Mischon de Reya's real estate department, said: "This decision will help to keep the large landed estates whole. Landlords will not be forced to sell off freeholds at a price determined by the Act." However, he warned that the judgment is not clear cut, as partial business use does not rule out enfranchisement. To view the full article, please click here. Please note this a subscription only website.