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  • leaseholder64
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    There is no requirement for a solicitor to issue the notice. The relevant legislation is https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/70/section/3

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  • petworld123
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    The flat is above an Indian takeaway.

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  • petworld123
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    Ok thanks for you reply. Most helpful. But the freeholder is refusing to communicate with us. Does he require by law to give us formal notice that he is the new freeholder ? Im assuming formal means through a solicitor ? We have asked for his solicitors details but again no answer. As you can see he is being an absolute awkward so and so and making it be as difficult as possible to for us to sell.

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  • leaseholder64
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    The only written contract that will exist will be between the previous own of the freehold and its current owner. You will not have had to enter a contract with the new freeholder, but they are required to have sent you formal notice that they are the new freeholder.

    These are things that I would expect the solicitor to handle, not the estate agent.

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  • petworld123
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    Thanks for the replies. The estate agent is asking for a written contract between the new freeholder and us, the leaseholder of the flat which we are trying to sell. Which includes ground rent etc. this is separate from the lease. Or are do they not know what they are on about ?? Thanks.

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  • leaseholder64
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    Who is the landlord referred to here?

    You should be able to obtain copies of the various lease contracts from the Land Registry, for low double figures.

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  • JK0
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    Won't your lease remain the same for the next 80 years? They don't get changed when a new freeholder buys.

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  • petworld123
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    New landlord being awkward.

    Hi
    We currently own a flat above a takeaway which we are trying to sell. There is a current 80 year lease on the flat. The previous owner of the shop downstairs sold it on last year. The new owner of the freehold is unwilling to give us a copy of the landlords lease and refusing to give his solicitors details. We still have the previous lease but the selling agent is asking for the new information which we are still trying to get off him. Is he breaking any law by not providing us with it ? Where do we go from here ? Any advice greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.

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