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Buy freehold of my maisonette

I own a maisonette with 117years remaining on the lease. My question is can i compel the freeholder to sell me the freehold? The maisonette is above a shop owned by the freeholder and he leases it.

Asked on Apr 22 2014, General in London | Report content

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  • The law in this case is complicated. You should consider also that there normally no problem in selling or getting a mortgage with such a long lease so why do you want the freehold. If you are the freeholder you will have all the responsibilities of maintaining the property.

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    Answered on Apr 22 2014, Report content
  • Its still a good length - investing a lot in a longer lease may not be so cost effective if you think that it is above a shop - they are difficult to mortgage !

    Answered on May 5 2014, Report content
  • Why bother you won't exceed 117 years will ya ?

    Answered on Aug 27 2014, Report content

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