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We are in the process of purchasing a first floor maisonette
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I have just seen a vendor's question on your website about
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Hi, I am currently in the process of purchasing a leasehold
Hi, I am currently in the process of purchasing a leasehold and share of freehold flat. The flat was originally a Maisonette built in 2005 over ground and first floor. It has since (2014) been split i… read more
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I have the details from the Land Registry of a property with
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Dear XXXXX I am the owner/occupier of a first floor leasehold
Dear XXXXX I am the owner/occupier of a first floor leasehold flat in a semi detached converted property consisting of two flats. The ground floor leasehold flat is owned by the freeholder bought as a… read more
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I own a freehold ground floor freehold maisonette. The deeds
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We are looking at buying a freehold house which has a leasehold
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I am thinking of buying a leasehold flat I can buy it outrite
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Is leasehold the same as ground rent? and if no one has asked
Is leasehold the same as ground rent? and if no one has asked for a lease payment in the 6 years someone has owned the house, what would be the situation if the previous owners are still as leaseholde… read more
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We live in a maisonette with another maisonette right above
We live in a maisonette with another maisonette right above us. We are leaseholders of our own property but freeholders of the property above us. Similarly, the owners of the property above us are lea… read more
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I own a leasehold flat with a 999 lease. There are 5 flats
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I bought my flat in 1986. it was a leasehold with 92 years
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The two flats in our property are buying the share of freehold.
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I live in a two bedroom flat which I own the lease on, there
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Hi, we are in the process of buying a top floor freehold flat
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The converted house in which I live consists of 5 seperate
The converted house in which I live consists of 5 seperate flats, each having a different owner. The property is run as a Limited Company with each owner owning 20 per cent of the shares. The company … read more
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