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My leasehold maisonette has a lease that covers the land
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I live in a semi-detached bungalow in a Gloucester suburb,
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Hi - can you just clarify the meaning of party walls and
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Hi, I am looking to get a mortgage on a ground floor flat.
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I have put up a gate with railings on a patio around one side
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I own a long leasehold of a flat in an apartment block. How
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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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Dear Expert, I have a problem regarding the collection of
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can you tell me which boudaries are mine from this paragraph
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