You can find out who owns the freehold by getting
the Official Copies of Title here, they cost just 3 pounds. https://eservices.landregistry.gov.uk/www/wps/portal/!ut/p/b1/04_SjzS0tDQwMTIxMjLXj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOKNjSxMDA1NjDwsjM3MDTxN3dyNDUNMjQ1MjPWDU_P0c6McFQH3SLFU/
bear in mind that if the freehold has been sold relatively recently, the land
registry may not yet have been updated.
obviously the landlord's responsibility although it is highly likely that if
there are three leaseholders, then there is a provision in the lease for the
cost to be recovered from the leaseholders. You need to check the lease.
work is over £250 per leaseholder, the freeholder must serve a section 20 notice
advising the cost of the repairs.
freeholder is responsible for any damage caused by the leaks caused by the lack
freehold is being sold, the freeholder has to offer it to the leaseholders
under the Right of First Refusal and if that did not happen, then the sale of
the freehold can be set aside. At least 50% of the owners must want to
participate in the purchase.
There is plenty of reading on the right of first refusal here http://www.lease-advice.org/publications/documents/document.asp?item=16
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