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Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
Thank you. There are a large number of issues here from what you say. First there is the questio as to whether your rights of first refusal in respect of the freehold have been breached. If the freehold was bought without informing you you may be entitled to acquire a share of the freehold at the value that was then paid for it.
Second if the landlord is failing to carry out its repairing obligations then you may need to consider an application for specific performance under the terms of the lease in order to require it to do so. Such an application can be made to the County Court. You may also need to consider an application under s20C Landlord and Tenant Act to prevent the landlord charging its legal costs in connection with such application against you.
You will likely need to consider instructing a solicitor formally to assist you with the above applications if they have to go to court but I would be happy to review the lease and prepare a notice of intended claim against the landlord if you wish which may be sufficient to encourage them to act without recourse to the courts if they are clearer on their obligations.. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance in this respect.
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