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    Hi, acquiring a freehold and would like to carry out bathroom alteration - replace current cabinet in the bathroom with the door opening into the hall as it was originally.
    it would involve a lease alteration and re-drawing the property plan.

    I take it it would be best to do it along with freehold purchase? Thanks

    If you are contemplating an act which would require the door of the bathroom to be re-hung so that it opened outward rather than inwards, that does not seem to require any action at all as per the lease, or the freehold.

    Use of the word "cabinet " is confusing since most "bathroom cabinets" are wall hung with very small opening or sliding doors to allow access to their contents.

    Perhaps a clearer explanation of what is being contemplated would achieve more responses.


      A bit difficult to explain, basically next to the bathroom there was an airing cabinet, which was removed and the stud wall was put in the previous door opening. With the cabinet door made to open into the bathroom.

      I want to remove it and re create the original airing cabinet with the door to open into the hall.



        Is this a flat? What do you mean by "acquiring a freehold"?


          Yes a flat, buying a freehold off current freeholder so would become a co-freeholder.


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