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I co-own the freehold of a building with a ground and top floor

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I co-own the freehold of a building with a ground and top floor flat in a period conversion. I am the leaseowner of the ground floor flat. Upstairs are trying to sell and the prospective buyers have submitted planning permission for a full second story extension and loft conversion. I rent the flat out and it would cause a lot of disruption to my tenant as well as block out all light to a very small courtyard garden. I don't want to stop upstairs from selling but this proposal is a step too far.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: UK Property Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 8 months ago.
Let me see if I help and please rate positive.Are the upstairs freeholders or just leaseholders?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
They will be co- freeholder
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 8 months ago.
I see. But he will still need to obtain your permission to any changes to the structure of the property. You are entitled to withhold such permission.
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 7 months ago.
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