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    Do I own the loft?

    Hi all,

    Appreciate this is an age old question, but in the process of purchasing a leasehold flat and there is a dispute over the loft. I would own the upper maisonette.

    The lease states the upper flat including:
    A - The main structural walls thereof at first floor level
    B - The floors and joists supporting them
    C - the ceilings
    D - the windows window frames and doors
    E - the roof of the building

    How probably is it from E that I own the loft?

    #2
    Well you own the ceiling below the loft and the roof above the loft, so it stand to reason that you don't own the loft.

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      #3
      Hi, just to be clear, do you mean do as opposed to don't?

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        #4
        Have you read this thread? https://forums.landlordzone.co.uk/fo...-in-the-lease=

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          #5
          Hi Lawcruncher,

          No I haven't read it before, thank you for sending on. If I read this correctly it implies that I would own the lease. The loft is indeed only accessible from the first floor flat. The plan I have been sent on the deeds shows the start of the boundary at the start of the steps to the flat.

          And this line as well: In summary, if the lease is silent, the property is of standard construction and the loft is accessible only from the flat a landlord is going to be hard pressed to argue it is not included.

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