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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
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I own a freehold ground floor freehold maisonette. The deeds
I own a freehold ground floor freehold maisonette. The deeds suggest that the upstairs maisonette is also freehold. Two estate agents have said that it is virtually impossible to get a mortgage on a f… read more
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Hi, my girlfriend is buying a first floor maisonette and the
Hi, my girlfriend is buying a first floor maisonette and the staircase to her front door is not currently included in the lease. The vendor's solicitors say that this isn't an issue and her solicitors… read more
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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
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We are looking at buying a freehold house which has a leasehold
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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 own the freehold to maisonette & own the upstairs flat which
I own the freehold to maisonette & own the upstairs flat which is let. The downstairs flat is privately owned & they have discovered rising damp. Who is liable please?… read more
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One of our vendors bought the leasehold interest on his property
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Does the leaseholder have to provide a certified assured shorthold
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I wish to move a stud partition wall within my house in which
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The two flats in our property are buying the share of freehold.
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Hi I live in a maisonette and my upstairs neighbours and
Hi I live in a maisonette and my upstairs neighbours and I have 73yrs left on our respective leases and our ground rent is £25 per year per flat. The landlords Solicitors wrote to advise us independen… read more
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I live in a converted terraced house. There are two flats and
I live in a converted terraced house. There are two flats and we each have a lease and also share the freehold. The freehold was inherited from the council who originally owned the whole building and … read more
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We live in a block of 4 masonettes of which we hold the freehold
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