The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 received Royal Assent 1st May 2002

Commonhold is an alternative to the conventional method of owning flats and other interdependent properties under a lease. It is not a new estate in land but a new form of freehold ownership.

The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 was given Royal Assent on 1 May 2002. Part 1 was implemented on the 27 September 2004 when the Regulations 2004, the Commonhold (Land Registration) Rules 2004 and the Land Registration Fee (Amendment) Order 2004 also came into force. Together they govern the procedures for setting up, the running and registration of commonhold land.

Details of the legislation and information material

  • Part 1 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 sets out the legal framework for commonhold.
  • The Regulations 2004 set out requirements for the setting up and operation of a commonhold development.
  • The Commonhold (Land Registration) Rules 2004 deal with the registration process for commonhold land.
  • The Land Registration Fee (Amendment) Order 2004 sets the fees for commonhold applications to Land Registry.
  • Practice Guide 60 sets out the procedures for registering commonhold at Land Registry.
  • The 'Guide to Commonhold' gives background information about commonhold.

Part 2 of the Act is being implemented separately by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister