Freehold or leasehold?
How do I find out if my house is freehold or leasehold?
Asked on May 19 2011,
General in Newcastle upon Tyne |
Most houses are freehold however there exceptions to this rule. If your not paying maintenance, if there is no lease attached and no ground rent to pay, its likely that your property is in fact freehold but you could check with your lender to confirm.
Answered on May 19 2011,
Just been on Streetview and on your street are flats and houses. 100% of flats are leasehold. 99% of houses are freehold. The answer from Pure is spot on
Answered on May 20 2011,
Both of the answers below are pure fiction!
The north-east of England has one of the highest proportion of LEASEHOLD property in the country. Many of the larger builders, Leech, Bellway, Barratt, Cussins, built and sold their properties as Leasehold wherever possible. Some bought the Freehold at the time of purchase; some bought afterwards; but many are still Leasehold.
If you pay a yearly ground rent, whioch can be anywhere from a few pounds up to a hundred or so quid a year, then it is Leasehold. Check with either the solicitor who bought the property for you, or with your lender, and they will be able to tell you (may charge for the information - check beforehand).
Alternatively, you can get the information from Land Registry (www.landregisteronline.gov.uk). Again - a small fee of £4-6 may be payable.
Answered on Jul 19 2011,
How do I find out if my neighbour owns the freehold for my property?
Answered on Apr 21 2013,
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