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I'm looking to buy a house but the executors only have possessory title. There is 20 years left on the lease. If I buy can i apply to buy the freehold after 2years ?
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Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.

May I clarify does the freeholder only have possessory title? You refer to also to a lease?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The freeholder doesnot have possession. He has received a ground rent for the last 50+ years and will do so for the next 20 years, subject to him having to sell it ( under the leasehold reform act - I think thats what its called ) the woman who has lived in the house for the last x number of years has died and the executors are wanting to sell but the cant find the leasehold deeds. So after 2 years they have got a possessory title which I'm looking to buy ! If I do can i force the freeholder to sell if so when ?
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I'm really sorry about that. Did you want to speak by phone?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
thats in the UK
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Thanks. I will send you a phone service offer. I will be very pleased to speak with you - Im sorry you had difficulty with entering your phone number.

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This service is not very good at present. you will not accept my phone number so please reply via e-mail.
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