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    I live in a semi-detached house split into a ground floor flat and a maisonette, I have the lease for the ground floor flat which includes 2 bedrooms and both front and back gardens, the maisonette consists of the first and second floor with 4/5 bedrooms, my problem is the previous owner of the maisonette who was also the freeholder has passed away, the maisonette has been sold including the freehold to a person who has no intention of living at the property and I think wants to rent it out as individual rooms, my lease which has 160 years to run states that only one family can occupy the maisonette, can the new owner just ignore my lease and go ahead and change the use of the maisonette.

    #2
    You would probably get a better response to this type of query in the Long Leasehold section of the forum, or speak to the Leasehlld Advisory Service.

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      #3
      Thank you, I will try that.

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