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,I currently own a top floor flat. We have share of
, I currently own a top floor flat. We have share of freehold (there is a downstairs flat). There is some loft space, and we want to do a loft extension but needs to understand if we own the loft spac… read more
Stuart J
Stuart J
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Hi, I own a flat in a converted house that contains 5 flat.
Hi, I own a flat in a converted house that contains 5 flat. Every flat has a share of freehold. We are in the process of updating the floorplans of every flat to properly account for the latest layout… read more
Stuart J
Stuart J
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I own 50% of freehold as well as the ground floor flat in a
I own 50% of freehold as well as the ground floor flat in a property. There is a garden to rear of the property which none of the 4 flats has rights to use under the current leases. The basement flat … read more
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Can I make the freeholder enforce the terms of the lease? I
Can I make the freeholder enforce the terms of the lease? I own the lease of a first floor flat which shares communal grounds with the ground floor flat (front garden, side pathway and ground adjacent… read more
Stuart J
Stuart J
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Hi Stuart. We live in a converted Victorian house, shared
Hi Stuart. We live in a converted Victorian house, shared with our neighbour who occupies the ground floor. They are in the process of selling the flat and the buyer wants us to sign a rectification t… read more
Stuart J
Stuart J
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Hi, my upstairs neighbours became our freeholders last year
Hi, my upstairs neighbours became our freeholders last year by gazumping us when we were about to buy the freehold ourselves - our solicitor was pretty bad, I have to say. However, they removed all th… read more
Stuart J
Stuart J
Solicitor
24,127 satisfied customers
Dear Madam or Sir, I own a flat that is a share of freehold.
Dear Madam or Sir, I own a flat that is a share of freehold. It is a ground-floor flat in a converted house and the title plan includes also the corridor on the ground floor and a bit of outside area … read more
Stuart J
Stuart J
Solicitor
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I have recently bought a first floor flat in a converted house.
I have recently bought a first floor flat in a converted house. There is only another flat at the ground floor. The freeholder is also the owner of the lease of the ground floor flat. I'm thinking to … read more
Aston Lawyer
Aston Lawyer
Head of Residential Property
LLB (HONS)
3,776 satisfied customers
Hello, OK I have bought a flat about a year ago. I have
Hello, OK I have bought a flat about a year ago. I have read my lease 10 times over to find an answer. Basically there are 50 leases in the block. 9 leases including mine (top 3 floors) were sold the … read more
Thomas
Thomas
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
1,343 satisfied customers
myself and my parter own a detached house converted into flats
myself and my parter own a detached house converted into flats in the 70's. We share the freehold and each own a flat. We'd like to sell the top flat but i'm not sure if we should sell as share of fre… read more
Thomas
Thomas
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
1,343 satisfied customers
I own in a flat which is in a converted building that consists
I own in a flat which is in a converted building that consists of 4 flats in total. There is no formal management company and the repairs are done on an ad hoc basis. The free holder and her husband c… read more
Stuart J
Stuart J
Solicitor
24,127 satisfied customers
Im in the final stages of buying a flat, however we have questioned
I'm in the final stages of buying a flat, however we have questioned the 'use' of the garden... It was presented to us as a private garden, however my solicitor has advised me that the garden is in fa… read more
Alex J.
Alex J.
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452 satisfied customers
Hi I own the top floor flat of a share of freehold property.
Hi I own the top floor flat of a share of freehold property. There are two other freeholders (for the first floor and ground floor flat). I would like to build a small sun room extentsion and terrace … read more
Aston Lawyer
Aston Lawyer
Head of Residential Property
LLB (HONS)
3,776 satisfied customers
Hi - I will apologise now as I have many, many questions......!
Hi - I will apologise now as I have many, many questions......! So please bear with me.. I hope you able to answer them all! I own a flat which I rent out to tenants. This is on the top floor with no … read more
Jo C.
Jo C.
Barrister
80,440 satisfied customers
I HAVE A 999 YEAR LEASE ON MY GROUND FLOOR FLAT THE PERSON
I HAVE A 999 YEAR LEASE ON MY GROUND FLOOR FLAT THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT THE FLAT ABOVE ME 1ST FLOOR ALSO SEPERATELY BOUGHT THE FREEHOLD HE THEN CHANGED THE 1 FLAT INTO 2 FLATS AND IS SELLING THEM BUT TH… read more
Joshua
Joshua
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LL.B (Hons), Prof. Dip. Law & Pract
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I own a leasehold flat in London which is the top floor flat
I own a leasehold flat in London which is the top floor flat in a two storey building. Outside of my back window, there is a small flat roof which would make an ideal space for a roof terrace. My leas… read more
Michael Holly
Michael Holly
Bachelor's Degree
6,325 satisfied customers
I have a property in London. The property is a 2-story house
I have a property in London. The property is a 2-story house with a back and a front garden that has been divided into 2 flats, one on the ground floor and mine, which is on the 1st floor. The deeds o… read more
Joshua
Joshua
Lawyer
LL.B (Hons), Prof. Dip. Law & Pract
12,077 satisfied customers
is it legal for the owner of aleasehold maisonette to erect
is it legal for the owner of aleasehold maisonette to erect a huge fence in front of the door of the freeholders ground fllor flat,obscurig the entrance,knocking down a shed of ground floor flat and c… read more
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Mike GS
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1,198 satisfied customers

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