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    Freehold query

    Can the Freeholder of a house be forced to sell the freehold to a leaseholder?
    the freehold is not owned by an individual; it's held in a trust.

    The freehold of a leasehold house can be subject to compulsory purchase, but I have no idea how this might be complicated by the freehold being held in trust.


      I suggest you have a look at Also you can talk to a specialist adviser in person.


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          Thank you,
          It seems if a leaseholder holds a lease on a property that sits mostly on its own land, then in 2 years they can ask the freeholder, serve notice/ have the legal right for the freehold. If there is any ambiguity about the land / sharing the land with others - ie flying freehold - then they don't have the right; they can only have a lease


            You should buy a copy of the freehold title and site plan from Land Registry Online ( cost £3 by credit card for each item) and check if the boundary line on site plan co-incides with the actual boundary fences.

            The leasehold rules requires the leaseholder to wait 2 years before making a compulsory purchase but nothing to stop the leaseholder making a voluntary offer.


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