About Us - Lease Extension & Enfranchisement Specialists
Capital Leasehold Chartered Surveyors was established in 2011 by David Goldstone BSc. MRICS, Fraser Maldoom Dip.VEM FRICS, Robin Jones BSc. MRICS and John Strong FRICS.
The 4 founding partners have delivered over the past decade the benefit of over 100 years combined experience to a wide range of clients relating to the residential property market primarily in London and the M25 and the Home Counties, however we have further expanded the company in order to cover further afield beyond London and the M25 as we have surveyors with local knowledge of East Anglia and the East Midlands.
David Goldstone has over 25 years experience of dealing with section 42 lease extension claims and enfranchisement claims (buying your freehold) primarily in the London and M25 area and is now the Managing Director and Owner of Capital Leasehold, the USP of the company is that it can act more quickly and offers better value for money compared with the larger firms of surveyors.
We recognised there continues to be a shortage of specialist lease extension and freehold surveyors available to advise owners of flats and in the majority of cases our job is to advise the flat owner with regard to the fair price payable for the section 42 lease extension claim or buying your freehold and furthermore to ensure the flat owner does not overpay under the 1993 Act.
We take pride in the work we undertake, providing a personal service that meets modern demands whilst maintaining traditional standards and furthermore direct contact and communication with the surveyor dealing with your case is of prime importance to us and our clients.
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 will become law at the end of June 2022 and will not only stop the charging of any annual ground rent for new leases from July 2022 but also stop any increase in the current ground rent liability for those needing to obtain an urgent informal extension of an existing lease outside of the 1993 Act.
The government appears to have forgotten about its promise made in early 2021 to remove marriage value payable when extending leases with under 80 years remaining (which in reality may well be due to pressure from the corporate freeholders and the London Family Estates to remove it from the 2022 Act), very little has therefore changed in spite of great promises from the government and so the general rule remains the sooner you extend your lease or buy your freehold the cheaper it will be.
For many years David acted for numerous corporate and private clients as the Head of the Lease Extension & Enfranchisement Division of John D Wood & Company covering London and the M25 and the Home Counties before being appointed as a Partner of Capital Leasehold Chartered Surveyors. David has acquired over 25 years of specialist knowledge as a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer in this specialist area of the lease extension of residential flats and enfranchisement of small blocks of flats (a minimum of two flats joining together in order to force the freeholder to sell the freehold at a fair price). David has acted for the owners of flats in every London postcode and has dealt with many thousands of section 42 claims over the last 25 years with a total commitment to ensuring flat owners do not overpay for the lease extension or the freehold. David has obtained a well deserved reputation for fighting hard when instructed to enter negotiations against all types of corporate and individual freeholders in order to obtain the very best deal available for the flat owners. David continues to act for a full range of flat owners in London from Belgravia through to Brixton and Chelsea through to Croydon and furthermore Capital Leasehold also have access to a network of surveyors acting for flat owners in the Home Counties and the East of England.
After studying at Bristol Polytechnic, Fraser started his London property career in West Hampstead then qualified in 1986 whilst working for Healey & Baker. Shortly after qualifying he moved to Barnard Marcus in Clapham, leaving SW4 to set up and manage the Mayfair Professional Office. In 1991 Fraser joined the Inland Revenue's Valuation Office as a Senior Valuer based in Wimbledon where he gained 10 years experience in valuing anything from houseboats to flour mills. He left to re-enter the private sector initially in Commercial Property as an Associate Director of Stiles Harold Williams at their Thames Valley Office before moving back into Residential Surveying and Valuation. He is a founding partner of both Capital Leasehold and Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers.
Ade is a highly experienced chartered surveyor with over 30 years experience in all of the South East London postcodes who provides professional advice to clients on residential property purchases via Level 2 RICS Homebuyer Reports and Level 3 Building Surveys (Structural Surveys). He is a firm believer in adding as many photographic records as possible of all identified defects found on the survey. He also adds estimates of the cost of repairs (subject to obtaining contractor actual quotations) wherever possible, in order to facilitate a renegotiation of the purchase price.
Damian worked in the digital industry for over 16 years since graduating with a first class honours degree in Computer Science. He started his career in Germany working as a software engineer and has moved through the ranks to be become a Web Development Manager. He now is now in charge of business development at Capital Leasehold.
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