About Us

The Lease Clinic is a trading name of Comptons Solicitors, a Limited Liability Partnership. Comptons was originally formed by Stephen Compton in May 1987 to deal almost exclusively with property investment, development and dealing companies.

The firm has continued to expand and now employs seven fee earners and some nine support staff and has its niche in lease renewal and enfranchisement work. We were winners of Website of the Year and finalists for London Solicitor of the Year at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2011.

We have been asked on numerous occasions to contribute towards articles on this subject published in The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Evening Standard, The Independent and News on the Block.

Comptons is a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.

In recent years we have been involved in a number of high profile cases in the area of lease renewals and enfranchisement which have been reported not only in the legal press but also in The Times Law Reports including appeals in the Court of Appeal and House of Lords such as 9 Cornwall Crescent London Ltd v Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough [2005] which clarified the point that a Landlord's counter notice does not need to state a reasonable premium. More recently we acted for tenants in 5 Felix Avenue Ltd v Pledream Properties Limited [2010] which clarified that terms of acquisition have to be manifestly agreed.

The Members and Partners of Comptons Solicitors LLP are Stephen Compton, Nicholas Goldreich, Angela Neale, James Compton and Martin Barrett.

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"Through their Lease Clinic, Comptons have simplified the lease renewal process. Their expertise in this field is reassuring to all those involved and most definitely minimises the anxiety and delays caused by having to extend these shortening leases"