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  • manjon
    started a topic Freehold sale.

    Freehold sale.

    I would like to know if I have right to first refusal on the freehold of the property I own a lease in, I bought the flat with a ninety nine year lease, the occupants in the other apartment did likewise, after a number of years the freeholder put the freehold up for sale, both myself and the other tenant put in a bid to buy the freehold, because of an incompetent solicitor the other tenant somehow ended up with the freehold, The years passed and I was in a position to extend my lease, so my lease has got over a hundred and fifty years to run, Now the freeholder has died and left the property to his family who have sold the property on with a new lease plus the freehold to what I suspect is a property developer, the property is a semi detached three story building split into a two bedroom ground floor flat and a two floor maisonette with four to five bedrooms with full planning permission, I would like to know if I have again lost out on the freehold and can the new freeholder/leaseholder alter the maisonette to a number of flats going against the stipulations in my lease. Thank you.

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  • Reply to Old managing agents accounts
    by eagle2
    I suggest that you apply to or take action against the freeholder directly, the agent is only acting on behalf of the freeholder. If you think that the freeholder is likely to supply information, you can ask him to volunteer it otherwise you will apply to the Tribunal. If he is unlikely to volunteer...
    26-05-2022, 05:38 AM
  • Old managing agents accounts
    by jazzythumper
    Since obtaining the RTM and changing the managing agent, we have never been given full accounts / receipts for the previous year(s). We believe that as the old freeholder and leaser holder of one of the flats were represented by the same solicitor that prior to the sale of the freehold, we were subsidising...
    20-05-2022, 11:21 AM
  • Reply to Old managing agents accounts
    by jazzythumper
    would this be a good starting point?
    25-05-2022, 15:37 PM
  • Reply to Old managing agents accounts
    by jazzythumper
    As in a simple application to the old managing agent Or freeholder? Which one?

    To provide all accounts and payments based on the fact that we disagree with the charges? How far back can we go? And does having paid the service charges mean we have agreed to these?

    Thanks for...
    25-05-2022, 15:31 PM
  • Reply to Freehold confusion
    by Section20z
    It's never advisable , it can cause serious issues if you have a claim affecting communal areas. For buildings insurance the whole property should be covered and the cost split between the two flats.
    The only problem with an absent freeholder is that when selling the flat a pernickity solicitor...
    25-05-2022, 10:02 AM
  • Reply to Share of feehold/shared service charges?
    by Stu1020

    Thank you for the response.
    25-05-2022, 09:40 AM
  • Reply to Freehold confusion
    by AndrewDod
    There is no cast iron rule that the freehold "share" has to be transferred with any sale. You may need to purchase it from the friend (or his estate)....
    25-05-2022, 09:22 AM
  • Share of feehold/shared service charges?
    by Stu1020
    Hi there,

    I'm new to the forum and looking for advice on a sticky freehold situation.

    I own a two-bed flat in a converted building with two one-beds. The lease states that a fair proportion is payable towards the service charge. However, there has been a running agreement of...
    20-05-2022, 11:39 AM
  • Reply to Share of feehold/shared service charges?
    by eagle2
    I suggest that you ask the other 2 leaseholders to explain why they consider that the current allocation is fair. The freeholder has the right to review the allocation from time to time. Unfortunately, a "fair proportion" means that several alternatives would be considered reasonable to a...
    25-05-2022, 06:27 AM
  • RTM Hand Over Issues
    by martin15
    RTM handing over issues

    Our RTM companies comprise 4 blocks of 6 identical two bedroom flats and each block is registered at Companies House as a separate company.
    Following the acquisition date, it was discovered the former directors ignored legal advice and changed property management companies...
    23-05-2022, 19:36 PM