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My leasehold maisonette has a lease that covers the land
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I am a lessee of an upper maisonette in London. Sometime ago
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I live in and own a leasehold maisonette and there are approx
I live in and own a leasehold maisonette and there are approx 20 in the road all owned by the same freeholder.We do not have a good relationship with the freeholder,but recently we found out that the … read more
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I live on the lower ground flat and I am the lease owner. The
I live on the lower ground flat and I am the lease owner. The flat above just got bought and the new owner, who is redoing the flat wants to make a kitchen out of the front bedroom, facing the street,… read more
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I am thinking of buying a leasehold flat I can buy it outrite
I am thinking of buying a leasehold flat I can buy it outrite it has a 71 year lease The freeholders have not been traced for the past 25yearsi . Would there be any reason I would be unable to purchas… read more
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We have just purchased the freehold (building, including one
We have just purchased the freehold (building, including one flat) and were advised (professionally) that we would own the structure including the external walls (for which we are responsible). On rea… read more
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i am looking at a property that is being sold in an auction
i am looking at a property that is being sold in an auction by the goverment, NO Will, the property has only 25 years left on the lease, it look like the freeholder is not around as it looks like the … read more
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i am considering buying a property with an absent freeholder
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I own a leasehold flat (as Executor of my father's estate) which has suffered extensive water damage from plumbing problems in the flat above on numerous occasions. I have just had the insurance claim… read more
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I am considering purchasing a block of 5 flats in a converted
I am considering purchasing a block of 5 flats in a converted Georgian house. They are listed on the land registry as leasehold, but I have learned the freeholder, who is the owner of this block that … read more
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Dear Just Answer Team I am looking to buy a maisonette property
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I own the freehold of a 4 storey building in Islington London.
I own the freehold of a 4 storey building in Islington London. The prorerty consists of a basement flat in which I reside, ground floor hairdressing salon sold on a 12 yr lease with 8yrs remaining and… read more
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Hi I own the ground floor flat in convertedhouse which has
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Im a owner occupier and I live in a flat in a block of 4.
I'm a owner occupier and I live in a flat in a block of 4. The lease states I am 'to insure and keep insured the maisonette against loss or damage by fire and aircraft or things falling therefrom' The… read more
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