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    Hi,

    we are in the process of buying a one bed flat with share of freehold. The flat is being sold by a relative as the vendor has Alzheimer’s. The person filling in the leasehold and law society pack is unable to answer definitively many of the questions related to breaches, disputes etc.

    we understand it will not be possible to get further answers but our solicitor keeps requesting them even though The vendors solicitor has explained the reasoning.

    can we go ahead with the sale without these answers?

    thanks in anticipation.


    #2
    If you know the relative well and the flat comes with share of the freehold and has no building defects, ground rent and service charge not in arrears, you could could discuss with your own solicitor that you are willing to accept.

    Alternatively, you could suggest your relative replies to questionaire by " No breaches reported by this flat" or " this flats has no disputes with residents living other flats".

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      #3
      I read it as a relative of the vendor.
      I don't think it difficult for vendor to find answers.
      Leasehold can be a nightmare I wouldn't start with any uncertainties.

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        #4
        Not to mention if the flat you are buying is within a building that requires cladding removal. Does your mortgage lender require an EWS1 form ?

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          #5
          Not an uncommon situation especially in probate, they just need to put "none of which we are aware" and you tell your solicitor you are happy to proceed, assuming you've done due diligence

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            #6
            Thank you everyone, yes it is a relative of the vendor who is acting on their behalf. The vendor had Alzheimer's. As the last post suggests, our solicitor has contacted us today and said they just had to reword the form to “ as far as we are aware” rather than “not known”

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