You will have to discuss with your own solicitor and valuer what their costs are. The costs the Council will be likely to seek to recover as reasonable under the Act are:
- The costs of employing a valuer: £450.
- The Council’s internal costs of: £250.
The legal costs will be as follows:
- Dealing with a valid notice and responding: £550.
- Drafting and completing the lease: £600.
(There may be further costs if your notice is invalid, you ask to change other terms of your lease, your lease is defective or has pages missing, or if you sell your lease during the application.)
These costs (under section 60 of the Act) are payable in addition to the agreed premium on completion of the new lease.